NixPodcast http://podcast.cullaloe.net/ Occasional commentary on education, technology, culture and stuff. Podcast Generator 2.6 - http://podcastgen.sourceforge.net Sun, 21 Jan 2018 04:15:22 +0000 en © Nick Hood http://podcast.cullaloe.net/images/itunes_image.jpg NixPodcast http://podcast.cullaloe.net/ Occasional commentary on education, technology, culture and stuff. Nick's podcast Nick Hood Nick Hood nick@cullaloe.com clean Language is never neutral Some thoughts on research findings in education that somehow become universal laws. Some thoughts on research findings in education that somehow become universal laws. #edutalk

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Some thoughts on research findings in education that somehow become universal laws. http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-15_2017-10-15_language.mp3 http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-15_2017-10-15_language.mp3 3:57 nick@cullaloe.com (Nick Hood) Nick Hood edutalk, education, research, universal laws no Sun, 15 Oct 2017 18:33:00 +0000
To continue or ditch my PhD? A reflective on whether or not to continue with my part-time PhD in education. A reflective on whether or not to continue with my part-time PhD in education. Comments welcome at http://cullaloe.com/contact/, my PhD wiki and diary are at http://cullaloe.net/w/. #PhD #Education #study #postgraduate

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A reflective on whether or not to continue with my part-time PhD in education. http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-11_to-continue-or-ditch-my-phd.mp3 http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-11_to-continue-or-ditch-my-phd.mp3 10:45 nick@cullaloe.com (Nick Hood) Nick Hood PhD, Education, study, postgraduate no Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:12:00 +0000
Do teachers suffer cultural isolation? A thought stream on the cultural oppression faced by classroom teachers. #edutalk A thought stream on the cultural oppression faced by classroom teachers. #edutalk

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A thought stream on the cultural oppression faced by classroom teachers. #edutalk http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-10_do-teachers-suffer-cultural-isolation.mp3 http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-10_do-teachers-suffer-cultural-isolation.mp3 8:39 nick@cullaloe.com (Nick Hood) Nick Hood edutalk no Sat, 06 Feb 2016 14:45:00 +0000
The Scottish Academy: A call for a revolution An audioBoom recorded as a substitute for my attendance at Teachmeet SLF 2015, which I have had to cancel due to work commitments. It calls for the introduction of Academy Status for Schools in Scotland and sets out some rationale for it. A podacst recorded as a substitute for my attendance at Teachmeet SLF 2015, which I have had to cancel due to work commitments. It calls for the introduction of Academy Status for Schools in Scotland and sets out some rationale for it.

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An audioBoom recorded as a substitute for my attendance at Teachmeet SLF 2015, which I have had to cancel due to work commitments. It calls for the introduction of Academy Status for Schools in Scotland and sets out some rationale for it. http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-11_the-scottish-academy-a-call-for-a-revolution.mp3 http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-11_the-scottish-academy-a-call-for-a-revolution.mp3 13:09 nick@cullaloe.com (Nick Hood) Nick Hood Academy, schools, Scotland, rationale no Mon, 21 Sep 2015 15:51:00 +0000
Self-imposed constraints Organisations who are unable to make intelligent choices because of rules and constraints imposed on themselves, in the abstract and with the consequence that the right solution or pathway forward cannot be used. Organisations who are unable to make intelligent choices because of rules and constraints imposed on themselves, in the abstract and with the consequence that the right solution or pathway forward cannot be used.

Schools suffer from the same constraints and the most obvious example of this is the constraint of progression on age, a relic from the victorian model of education as a preparation for a life in industry.

Differentiation becomes genericised as pupils are grouped into top, middle and bottom groups within a class. There is a tension between one extreme of private tutoring and the other of social construction of learning.

Within the context of public schools, socialisation is not necessarily undermined by advancement or retardation according to assessed progress.

There are examples where the extremely able are broken out of the conveyor belt model of schooling but these need to be handled very carefully to avoid undermining social development or creating a living hell for those who are singled out for what is seen as privileged treatment.

I believe it is possible to provide a highly personalised path for learners through school and that this is significantly inhibited by many factors including the prevention of advancement by learners for no other reason than when they were born. Referring to my last podcast on organisational metacognition - how much organisations know about themselves and how they learn - this is a complex but not impossible task if planning an organisation is sufficiently complex and well-informed. The days of a depute, tasked with timetabling, locking themselves in a cupboard for a week with a box of pencils and a dozen reams of square-ruled paper surely must be over.

Running an educational service is no less complex or difficult as putting a fighter jet into the air: it requires resources, competent, modern planning and data. It also requires knowing what constraints exist and removing all of those which are in your control.

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Organisations who are unable to make intelligent choices because of rules and constraints imposed on themselves, in the abstract and with the consequence that the right solution or pathway forward cannot be used. http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-11_self-imposed-constraints.mp3 http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-11_self-imposed-constraints.mp3 7:25 nick@cullaloe.com (Nick Hood) Nick Hood edutalk no Sun, 16 Mar 2014 18:30:00 +0000
How can systems learn? Metacognition of organisations The degree to which organisations and systems, like people, have control of their destiny depends not insignificantly on how well educated they are. The degree to which organisations and systems, like people, have control of their destiny depends not insignificantly on how well educated they are. This audioboo considers what learning in an organisation is and how leaders might begin the process of educating their organisation. #edutalk

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The degree to which organisations and systems, like people, have control of their destiny depends not insignificantly on how well educated they are. http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-11_how-can-systems-learn-metacognition-of-organisations.mp3 http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-11_how-can-systems-learn-metacognition-of-organisations.mp3 6:08 nick@cullaloe.com (Nick Hood) Nick Hood edutalk no Sat, 01 Mar 2014 16:44:00 +0000
The Wind of Opportunity Blows Change is coming to Scotland's education system, not only in the new curriculum but also in the context in which we as a nation are developing our identity and place in the world. #edutalk Change is coming to Scotland's education system, not only in the new curriculum but also in the context in which we as a nation are developing our identity and place in the world. #edutalk

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Change is coming to Scotland's education system, not only in the new curriculum but also in the context in which we as a nation are developing our identity and place in the world. #edutalk http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-11_the-wind-of-opportunity-blows.mp3 http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-11_the-wind-of-opportunity-blows.mp3 16:35 nick@cullaloe.com (Nick Hood) Nick Hood edutalk no Sun, 09 Feb 2014 15:02:00 +0000
What will schools be like in 2023? A response to the outcomes of the SELMAS conference this week, identifying the things that were not said and calling for a more radical approach to reform than the current conservative mindset. #glow #edutalk #selm4s13 A response to the outcomes of the SELMAS conference this week, identifying the things that were not said and calling for a more radical approach to reform than the current conservative mindset. #glow #edutalk #selm4s13

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A response to the outcomes of the SELMAS conference this week, identifying the things that were not said and calling for a more radical approach to reform than the current conservative mindset. #glow #edutalk #selm4s13 http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-10_what-will-schools-be-like-in-2023.mp3 http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-10_what-will-schools-be-like-in-2023.mp3 12:08 nick@cullaloe.com (Nick Hood) Nick Hood glow, edutalk, selm4s13 no Sat, 23 Nov 2013 22:04:00 +0000
How do good students cope with bad teaching? Prompted by a conversation with a former pupil, this boo considers what can be done to promote an ethos of ownership of learning? Some students just sort it out for themselves. What about the rest? #edutalk Prompted by a conversation with a former pupil, this boo considers what can be done to promote an ethos of ownership of learning? Some students just sort it out for themselves. What about the rest? #edutalk

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Prompted by a conversation with a former pupil, this boo considers what can be done to promote an ethos of ownership of learning? Some students just sort it out for themselves. What about the rest? #edutalk http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-10_how-do-good-students-cope-with-bad-teaching.mp3 http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-10_how-do-good-students-cope-with-bad-teaching.mp3 8:04 nick@cullaloe.com (Nick Hood) Nick Hood edutalk no Sun, 12 May 2013 09:43:00 +0000
There's nothing that can't be challenged by ignorance How do teachers tackle a student's claim of, "I can't do this"? Often what is presented is not the problem but with skill and patience, the skilled teacher can overcome this obstacle to learning. #edutalk How do teachers tackle a student's claim of, "I can't do this"? Often what is presented is not the problem but with skill and patience, the skilled teacher can overcome this obstacle to learning. #edutalk

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How do teachers tackle a student's claim of, "I can't do this"? Often what is presented is not the problem but with skill and patience, the skilled teacher can overcome this obstacle to learning. #edutalk http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-11_there-s-nothing-that-can-t-be-challenged-by-ignorance.mp3 http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-11_there-s-nothing-that-can-t-be-challenged-by-ignorance.mp3 9:47 nick@cullaloe.com (Nick Hood) Nick Hood edutalk no Fri, 19 Apr 2013 18:34:00 +0000
Measurable impact Is the impact of a teacher merely that which can be measured, or is it something far more valuable? Can the true impact of a teacher truly be measured in any meaningful way? #edutalk #sltchat #performance #impact Is the impact of a teacher merely that which can be measured, or is it something far more valuable? Can the true impact of a teacher truly be measured in any meaningful way? #edutalk #sltchat #performance #impact

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Is the impact of a teacher merely that which can be measured, or is it something far more valuable? Can the true impact of a teacher truly be measured in any meaningful way? #edutalk #sltchat #performance #impact http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-11_measurable-impact.mp3 http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-11_measurable-impact.mp3 7:21 nick@cullaloe.com (Nick Hood) Nick Hood edutalk, sltchat, performance, impact no Sat, 09 Mar 2013 11:20:00 +0000
The essence of CfEness What makes a CfE teacher? Is it the content or the principles upon which you approach the planning and delivery of the curriculum? #edutalk #cfe What makes a CfE teacher? Is it the content or the principles upon which you approach the planning and delivery of the curriculum? #edutalk #cfe

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What makes a CfE teacher? Is it the content or the principles upon which you approach the planning and delivery of the curriculum? #edutalk #cfe http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-11_the-essence-of-cfeness.mp3 http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-11_the-essence-of-cfeness.mp3 4:27 nick@cullaloe.com (Nick Hood) Nick Hood edutalk, CfE no Fri, 25 Jan 2013 18:47:00 +0000
The child at the centre of planning A reflection on a parallel between good business and good teaching: customer-centred service and pupil-centred planning. #edutalk A reflection on a parallel between good business and good teaching: customer-centred service and pupil-centred planning. #edutalk

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A reflection on a parallel between good business and good teaching: customer-centred service and pupil-centred planning. #edutalk http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-10_the-child-at-the-centre-of-planning.mp3 http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-10_the-child-at-the-centre-of-planning.mp3 8:23 nick@cullaloe.com (Nick Hood) Nick Hood edutalk no Sun, 20 Jan 2013 15:33:00 +0000
Opportunity Opportunity is an essential component of events. What opportunities are we going to grasp in 2013? #edutalk Opportunity is an essential component of events. What opportunities are we going to grasp in 2013? #edutalk

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Opportunity is an essential component of events. What opportunities are we going to grasp in 2013? #edutalk http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-11_opportunity.mp3 http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-11_opportunity.mp3 4:53 nick@cullaloe.com (Nick Hood) Nick Hood edutalk no Sun, 23 Dec 2012 13:02:00 +0000
Teachers as researchers: how does that work? A consideration of the tensions between the demands of teaching, curricular development and research within the 35 hours of the working week. #edutalk A consideration of the tensions between the demands of teaching, curricular development and research within the 35 hours of the working week. #edutalk

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A consideration of the tensions between the demands of teaching, curricular development and research within the 35 hours of the working week. #edutalk http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-10_teachers-as-researchers-how-does-that-work.mp3 http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-10_teachers-as-researchers-how-does-that-work.mp3 9:18 nick@cullaloe.com (Nick Hood) Nick Hood edutalk no Sun, 16 Dec 2012 14:17:00 +0000
Legal nepotism in State Education The Catholic Church has veto over the appointment of teachers in our public schools. Is this fair? Is this legal under European Law? #edutalk #faith #nepotism The Catholic Church has veto over the appointment of teachers in our public schools. Is this fair? Is this legal under European Law? #edutalk #faith #nepotism

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The Catholic Church has veto over the appointment of teachers in our public schools. Is this fair? Is this legal under European Law? #edutalk #faith #nepotism http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-11_legal-nepotism-in-state-education.mp3 http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-11_legal-nepotism-in-state-education.mp3 6:48 nick@cullaloe.com (Nick Hood) Nick Hood edutalk, faith, nepotism no Sun, 09 Dec 2012 14:45:00 +0000
It's the teacher's fault A consideration of guilt and blame: how we should as teachers focus on the positives to reaffirm success in our practice. #edutalk A consideration of guilt and blame: how we should as teachers focus on the positives to reaffirm success in our practice. #edutalk

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A consideration of guilt and blame: how we should as teachers focus on the positives to reaffirm success in our practice. #edutalk http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-11_it-s-the-teacher-s-fault.mp3 http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-11_it-s-the-teacher-s-fault.mp3 8:28 nick@cullaloe.com (Nick Hood) Nick Hood edutalk no Sun, 04 Nov 2012 15:15:00 +0000
Take your learning outside A boo about outdoor learning following a presentation by Simon Beames and during an interdisciplinary learning day outside. #IDL #edutalk #PGDE #ODL #PedagooFriday A boo about outdoor learning following a presentation by Simon Beames and during an interdisciplinary learning day outside. #IDL #edutalk #PGDE  #ODL #PedagooFriday

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A boo about outdoor learning following a presentation by Simon Beames and during an interdisciplinary learning day outside. #IDL #edutalk #PGDE #ODL #PedagooFriday http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-10_take-your-learning-outside.mp3 http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-10_take-your-learning-outside.mp3 8:25 nick@cullaloe.com (Nick Hood) Nick Hood IDL, edutalk, PGDE, ODL, PedagooFriday no Fri, 19 Oct 2012 10:11:00 +0000
Actions and assumptions A consideration on the challenges faced by teachers in delivering what the architects of CfE intended: how difficult it is to access the messages from the presentation. #CfE #edutalk #consequences A consideration on the challenges faced by teachers in delivering what the architects of CfE intended: how difficult it is to access the messages from the presentation. #CfE #edutalk #consequences

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A consideration on the challenges faced by teachers in delivering what the architects of CfE intended: how difficult it is to access the messages from the presentation. #CfE #edutalk #consequences http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-11_actions-and-assumptions.mp3 http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-11_actions-and-assumptions.mp3 11:23 nick@cullaloe.com (Nick Hood) Nick Hood CfE, edutalk, consequences no Sat, 13 Oct 2012 15:02:00 +0000
Tom Conlon memorial lecture A short report on the Tom Conlon memorial lecture given by Prof Alan Bundy at Moray House #edutalk #cognitive #apprenticeship #conlon A short report on the Tom Conlon memorial lecture given by Prof Alan Bundy at Moray House #edutalk #cognitive #apprenticeship #conlon

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A short report on the Tom Conlon memorial lecture given by Prof Alan Bundy at Moray House #edutalk #cognitive #apprenticeship #conlon http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-11_tom-conlon-memorial-lecture.mp3 http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-11_tom-conlon-memorial-lecture.mp3 10:14 nick@cullaloe.com (Nick Hood) Nick Hood edutalk, cognitive, apprenticeship, conlon no Wed, 26 Sep 2012 21:45:00 +0000
Do we need a national intranet? Round table discussion led by Jaye Richards-Hill at teachmeet SLF 12 on the topic of Glow: do we need a national intranet? #slf12 #slf2012 #tmslf12 #edutalk Round table discussion led by Jaye Richards-Hill at teachmeet SLF 12 on the topic of Glow: do we need a national intranet? #slf12 #slf2012 #tmslf12 #edutalk

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Round table discussion led by Jaye Richards-Hill at teachmeet SLF 12 on the topic of Glow: do we need a national intranet? #slf12 #slf2012 #tmslf12 #edutalk http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-11_do-we-need-a-national-intranet.mp3 http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-11_do-we-need-a-national-intranet.mp3 27:28 nick@cullaloe.com (Nick Hood) Nick Hood slf12, slf2012, tmslf12, edutalk no Wed, 19 Sep 2012 17:39:00 +0000
A big hole in Glasgow: a big opportunity for Scotland Massive investment is being made in physics at Strathclyde University for a Technology Innovation Centre representing wonderful opportunities for physics students in Scotland. Tell your pupils and your SMT. #investment #physics #edutalk Massive investment is being made in physics at Strathclyde University for a Technology Innovation Centre representing wonderful opportunities for physics students in Scotland. Tell your pupils and your SMT. #investment #physics #edutalk

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Massive investment is being made in physics at Strathclyde University for a Technology Innovation Centre representing wonderful opportunities for physics students in Scotland. Tell your pupils and your SMT. #investment #physics #edutalk http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-11_a-big-hole-in-glasgow-a-big-opportunity-for-scotland.mp3 http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-11_a-big-hole-in-glasgow-a-big-opportunity-for-scotland.mp3 5:00 nick@cullaloe.com (Nick Hood) Nick Hood investment, physics, edutalk no Sun, 16 Sep 2012 13:25:00 +0000
CfE: assessment and curricular models A consideration of anecdotal evidence that reporting and assessing within CfE is problematic and an impression that parents are moving to private education in frustration at state school confusion over the right model. #cfe #edutalk A consideration of anecdotal evidence that reporting and assessing within CfE is problematic and an impression that parents are moving to private education in frustration at state school confusion over the right model. #cfe #edutalk

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A consideration of anecdotal evidence that reporting and assessing within CfE is problematic and an impression that parents are moving to private education in frustration at state school confusion over the right model. #cfe #edutalk http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-11_cfe-assessment-and-curricular-models.mp3 http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-11_cfe-assessment-and-curricular-models.mp3 4:56 nick@cullaloe.com (Nick Hood) Nick Hood CfE, edutalk no Sat, 08 Sep 2012 12:59:00 +0000
The natural teacher A reflection on what makes a good teacher and consideration of whether there are people who have the attributes of a good teacher as part of themselves: are these natural teachers? #teachers #edutalk A reflection on what makes a good teacher and consideration of whether there are people who have the attributes of a good teacher as part of themselves: are these natural teachers? #teachers #edutalk

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A reflection on what makes a good teacher and consideration of whether there are people who have the attributes of a good teacher as part of themselves: are these natural teachers? #teachers #edutalk http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-10_the-natural-teacher.mp3 http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-10_the-natural-teacher.mp3 4:57 nick@cullaloe.com (Nick Hood) Nick Hood teachers, edutalk no Sat, 01 Sep 2012 11:27:00 +0000
Childrens' voices A reflection on ethos and the task of making teachers of science. #edutalk #constructivism #science A reflection on ethos and the task of making teachers of science.#edutalk #constructivism #science

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A reflection on ethos and the task of making teachers of science. #edutalk #constructivism #science http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-11_childrens-voices.mp3 http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-11_childrens-voices.mp3 4:55 nick@cullaloe.com (Nick Hood) Nick Hood edutalk, constructivism, science no Thu, 26 Jul 2012 15:40:00 +0000
Skyboo Talking about working with Jim again, from 30,000 feet. Talking about working with Jim again, from 30,000 feet.

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Talking about working with Jim again, from 30,000 feet. http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-11_skyboo.mp3 http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-11_skyboo.mp3 3:34 nick@cullaloe.com (Nick Hood) Nick Hood no Wed, 04 Jul 2012 22:14:00 +0000
Using social media in education I’ve recorded an audioboo as a contribution to the consultation on the use of ICT in education taking place currently. I’ve recorded an audioboo as a contribution to the consultation on the use of ICT in education taking place currently. In it, I suggest that children are not the experts in the use of technology and that as teachers, we should be able to become sufficiently digitally literate to enable its effective use in support of our teaching practice, grounded as it should be in the pedagogy and theories of education.

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I’ve recorded an audioboo as a contribution to the consultation on the use of ICT in education taking place currently. http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-10_using-social-media-in-education.mp3 http://podcast.cullaloe.net/?name=2017-10-10_using-social-media-in-education.mp3 5:00 nick@cullaloe.com (Nick Hood) Nick Hood no Sat, 08 Oct 2011 14:21:00 +0000