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Pushing The Edge with Greg Curran

Shaking Up Science Education with Jasper Fox Snr - PTE020

Pushing The Edge with Greg Curran
Released on Jun 22, 2015

In this episode, getting our students excited about science: tapping into and growing their sense of wonder and awe about the world around them, and supporting them to collaborate on the topics and issues they care about.

Plus, how to get others on board with your ‘out -there’ ideas.

And in the Lightning Round, we're Pushing The Edge of risk, mindset, innovation and the status quo.

Our guest, Jasper Fox Senior, a middle years Earth Sciences teacher.

EPISODE RUN-DOWN

Jasper introduces himself (1:00 minute mark)

What is Earth Sciences and how is it being taught differently nowadays? (2:38)

Connecting what's outside to inside the classroom - what it demands of us as teachers (3:47)

Shifting to a collaborative and real-time feedback model with students (5:43)

Jasper's model of teaching Earth Sciences (7:06)

Using video to teach and engage students (7:42)

How Jasper sets up his classroom (8:59)

Where it all started - How Jasper transformed his teaching of Earth Sciences (10:28)

What Jasper's students think about his videos and the challenge of not boring students (15:14)

How to get colleagues, parents and resistant students onside with new teaching approaches (19:12)

What Jasper learnt about himself (24:45)

The Lightning Round: risk - mindset - innovation - status quo - leadership - Pushing The Edge (25:49)

My Innovation Coaching Program - Let's Make your Innovative Ideas a Reality (29:43)

Jasper's advice to his younger self (31:06)

EPISODE SHOW-NOTES

For complete Show-Links and Resources- including links to Jasper's Science videos - go to PUSHING THE EDGE - EPISODE 20.

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