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Pushing The Edge with Greg Curran

Release Date: 02/28/2017

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In Episode 54, how can we challenge Eurocentrism in the maths classroom and value Indigenous knowledge? Plus, how can we use graphs to explore social justice issues, and cultivate mathematical thinking with our students.

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In Episode 53, taking the emphasis off the answer in maths, focusing on building meaning and connections rather than remembering rules, and using low floor, high ceiling rich maths tasks. Plus, we have lots of maths teaching resources to share.

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In Episode 52, how do our families mathematise us? How does maths at home compare to maths at school? And why are our cultures so important in maths classrooms?

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In Episode 51, young people are engaging with literature in ways that are quite different to prior generations. We’ll explore young adult fiction that reflects our students' lives, issues, and worlds. We'll also challenge the traditional literary canon along the way.

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In Episode 50, a chat with long-time LGBTI human rights activist Rodney Croome. We explore the lessons learnt from the early campaigns to legalise homosexuality, unpack why personal stories are key, and small target strategies a mistake. Plus, we zero in on the dangers of the 'religious freedom' movement.

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In Episode 49, making our schools' sites of liberation and resistance. Plus challenging the dominant narratives that blame individual students whilst giving scant attention to the social justice, and structural issues impacting on them.

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In Episode 48, we explore teaching in a western suburbs school, where students often face bigotry, and negative stereotyping based on their race, their religious beliefs, and where they live. Plus, we unpack how to expand students' ideas about being Muslim.

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In Episode 47, fitting in and assimilation in predominantly white spaces. Plus, promoting girls' participation in sports, and making physical education classes more inclusive and fair.

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In Episode 46: how Rainbow Kids are actively campaigning for their LGBTIQ families' rights, and how schools can better support them. Also, why personal stories are key to changing hearts and minds in the battle for human rights. 

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In Episode 45, dual language English teacher, Victor Martinez didn’t see many other Latinx students like himself in college and he wants it to be different for his students. We discuss opportunities and attitudes, along with bringing the lived experiences of his students and their families, however harsh they may be, into the classroom. Also why do Victor’s students prefer to speak English rather than Spanish, and how does he challenge this.

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I have a confession to make. I love footy shows. I cannot get enough of them, as they dissect seemingly every move of each game in the AFL, the Australian Football League.

And yet I've always found the straight, white blokiness of most of these footy shows, problematic.

Whilst there's occasional nods to diversity or diversity-related issues, they're never central to these shows.

Then I discovered 'The Outer Sanctum' podcast. I took it out with me on my Friday morning walk around the neighborhood, and it's been a regular companion since then.

It's a show that's defied my expectations, giving space to voices rarely heard in the mainstream sports media and consistently tackling issues of racism, sexism, and homophobia within the AFL.

The Outer Sanctum Podcast fires me up. It intrigues me and draws me in. It makes me laugh. In a time, where hate-related speech dominates the landscape, it makes me happy and fills me with hope.

So I was pretty stoked when I had the chance to chat to two of the hosts from the Outer Sanctum Podcast.

For full Show-Notes, go to http://pushingtheedge.org/sports

Show Guests

Nicole Hayes and Kate Seear, two of the six hosts of The Outer Sanctum Podcast

Episode 31 Run-down

▪ Kate and Nicole introduce themselves

▪ Why inclusion matters to The Outer Sanctum

▪ Getting beyond "pale, male and stale" in footy (Kim Toffoletti quote)

▪ Grassroots change: How everyday people are making their sporting clubs more inclusive

▪ Using our privilege to bring about change

▪ Kick n Coffee Community Event: Learning skills we were never taught

▪ Feeling comfortable in our skin - in sport

▪ Why a focus on relationships (with sport) is so important

▪ Why the personal is political in sport

▪ The power of independent media - for change

▪ Why listening to diverse voices is crucial - for the development of sports

▪ The Lightning Round: Inner versus outer in football, diverse voices, participation, privilege

Episode Links

▪ Check out the Show Links plus 'Sports Resources with a Social Justice Edge'

▪ READ my 'Falling in and out of love with footy' post - inspired by The Outer Sanctum's 'how's your relationship with footy?' segment

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