Episode 4 Playful Aggression in Primary Schools
09, November 2016
In this episode, Tracy Burton interviews Dr Jennifer Hart, an Associate Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at the University of the Sunshine Coast. The focus of Dr Hart's current research is on “aggressive play behaviour” — a major component of various types of young children’s sociodramatic play such as rough-and-tumble play, superhero play, fantasy play, “bad guy” play, play fighting, and gun play. Dr Hart is interested in the perceptions and benefits of all types of aggressive play behaviour, the developmental impact this play behaviour has on young children—particularly boys—and the needed reform of state and national policies that ban such play.
Episode 3 - STEM Education
13, October 2016
In 2015, the Federal Government committed an additional 12 million dollars to raise awareness, interest and achievement in STEM subjects in Australia’s primary and secondary schools – STEM meaning Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
So what does this mean for the future of Science education in QLD? How will our students benefit from the initiative and what can parents do to engage their children in STEM subjects and careers?
Senior Chemistry, Mathematics and Science teacher, Mrs Michelle Muir discusses the importance of STEM Education.
Episode 2 - Technology and Education
05, September 2016
In this episode, Tracy Burton continues her discussion with Associate Professor Michael Nagel from the University of the Sunshine Coast as he shares his research on the role of technology in modern education.
Associate Professor Michael Nagel is an expert on human development and the psychology of learning. His research areas include neurological development in children, early and adolescent development, as well as gender and learning.
Episode 1 - Gender and Learning
11, August 2016
Episode 1 features Associate Professor Michael Nagel from the University of the Sunshine Coast who is an expert on human development and the psychology of learning. His research areas include neurological development in children, early and adolescent development, as well as gender and learning.