Talking Teaching: John Hattie, Peggy Brookins, HALTS teachers, Noel Creece and Wesley Imms

In this episode of Talking Teaching we focus on the national teaching standards that are validated by the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL). In particular AITSL's chair Professor John Hattie looks at the way Highly Accomplished teachers are using their networks to spread the word about high-impact teaching practice. We also hear from his U.S. counterpart Peggy Brookins who describes the way national standards apply across the American states.

In a separate story, we take a look at South Melbourne Primary School, Victoria's first public vertical school. The University of Melbourne's Associate Professor Wesley Imms says that re-thinking the design of learning spaces is a proven way to boost student interest.

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Laureate Professor John Hattie, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne
Peggy Brookins, President/CEO National Board fro Professional teaching Standards, U.S.
HALTS teachers

  • Tania Crawford – Seymour College, South Australia
  • Deana Cuconits – Parafield Gardens, South Australia
  • Adele Maughn – Parafield Gardens, South Australia
  • Natalie Polak – St John’s College, New South Wales
  • Andrew Cornwall – St Bede's Catholic College, New South Wales
  • Meghan Smith – Palmerston College,  Northern Territory

Principal Noel Creece, South Melbourne Primary
Associate Professor Wesley Imms, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne


Theme music by Gavin Nebauer.
Talking Teaching recorded and mixed by Gavin Nebauer at The Horwood Recording Studio, University of Melbourne.

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