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"professor david james" Discussed on Emma & Tom's PGCE Podcast

Emma & Tom's PGCE Podcast

01:48 min | 2 months ago

"professor david james" Discussed on Emma & Tom's PGCE Podcast

"If you're a teacher student teacher or just want to be a teacher, you'll want subscribe to Tom's PG podcast we bring together guests including teachers, researchers, authors, and high powered policymakers, fatigue discussions about the big issues and education today. Okay. Welcome everybody. I am very, very privileged to introduce you to guest today Professor Graham Donaldson Welcome. So a huge Bora Dr Across Oh to Minister for education case. Do you Williams. Welcome. Thank you very much. Wanting to both of you very pleased to say that we have got with US professor. David, James, he's a professor of. Education, here at Cardiff Uni. Hello Welcome. Hi, we ask them the important questions. So you don't have to people who at least advantaged and they might be shocked to see your slide, which says school systems privileged, the privileged and the disadvantage, the disadvantage as novice. So how long do you think it will take for whales to be internationally as having a world class education system big question I know a professor of education look after his wellbeing Well, that's that's a really good question. That's the one that made me think really hard and long our new curriculum. Be described as being quite progressive as opposed to be progressive. I suppose as opposed to traditionalist and we do. I'm we'll do our best to have some fun along the way and do you have anything that people can try in the classroom? Fifty different handshakes can I just say? Maybe at. Emma and Tom's PG see.

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"professor david james" Discussed on Emma

Emma

02:22 min | 5 months ago

"professor david james" Discussed on Emma

"Thank! You everybody for listening. Thank you again to Judy thank you to our guests, and if you're like our podcast and do you want to you more or this something that we haven't covered that? You would really like to be covered in an episode. then. feel free to drop us a line. You can leave us a review. If you feel so inclined as well wherever you get your podcasts, we'd love to hear from you so digging in touch and stay safe and well going forward, and we look forward to being back in your ears in the not too distant future. We'll put things out over the summer probably to keep the keep feed from dying, but our next full episode will be in September. We've got an absolute cracker of an interview which covers a lot of their kind of the same issues that we've talked about today. All lined up and ready to go, but we'll see you then. How fantastic summer everybody stay safe and well? That was Emerald Tom's PG podcast presented by MSA and Tom. Breeze the special guests. This episode was Doctor Judith Nin. A huge thank-you to order the guests to have appeared on the podcast this year in order of appearance Doctor Judith named Sean Davis Bonds Professor Graham Donaldson Dough Gina Saunders, James Emery hiring tanveer from eastern. High School in Cardiff pull Warren. In Ruins Jane Miller. Finola Wilson Dornan. Professor David. James Dr Kevin, Smith, Gareth, Rain Barry, Crompton Nikki Hagen Dyke Sunny Singh Catherine Lewis Lloyd Hopkin Joe Boas, clever. Lucy Matthews Professor Dylan William Mary Miot. David Dial Benjamin Field Webster and Rachel Western Hoc. Keep an eye on your podcast feeds over the summer and we'll send out some goodies to keep you for missing us too much. We'll be back in September in the meantime. Please do leave a review all rating and tell your friends about the podcast. You can also tweet US Emma's at FAA undisclosed CMU. And Tom's at Thomas, breeze finally a huge. Thank you to all of you for listening. Until we come back, take care, keep wealth and enjoy teaching..

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"professor david james" Discussed on Emma

Emma

15:28 min | 7 months ago

"professor david james" Discussed on Emma

"And hello welcome back to the PODCAST. Podcast that is still locked. Down and pair of podcasters. You still haven't seen each other now for several weeks several weeks. It does feel like that as well as time. Strange right now they face it Nehal. Yeah we've not been having our campuses being close to a snow for water week. I think There was two. I've I'm losing track me. Two at time has become strange. Tying feel suspended I feel suspended in time. We probably describe our circumstance. Right now sat in a car. This podcast down the line Because obviously we ought to be in the same place we are. We are social distancing from one another. So yes I in the car outside my dogs because everybody is sleep. It's quite late night. I don't have the luxury of any kind of guarantee or anything cars. A very good record in because they're very very dead inside their designed to kind of debt and old road noise and the engine noise. They're great space to record and But I am literally parked on the side of the road outside my house. I can pick up my Wifi from outside the House and Yeah it's Dark. It's cold and some people just won't pass but addicting. They sold me the link. We go to bring you this podcast. I feel I feel with surpassing ourselves. I think this is good. Yeah it's I I imagine you're probably you're comfortable high so you. My surroundings are nowhere near as as Quirky as yours right. Now I'm in the The tranquility of my study and Yeah I have no cocker Spaniel. You'll be pleased to hear a wandering around me. 'cause he's tie-dyed to walks. Because these self-isolating times we take the dog different shifts so got levingston walked to within an inch of his life or I'm just wondering if all the coding skin to be interrupted by the police coming past asked me whether my journey from my front door to my car was essential or not. The answer is yes it is. We hope that it might feel like proper journalists than some police manno tapping on your window. You Talk I live so we are going to bring you our traditional holiday light edition of Blogs tweets and stories from the news that we've gathered together Mine certainly are not particularly education related as usual. We haven't told each other what we've got an advanced but I can tell you that minor pretty far removed from the world of education deliberately so well one of mine is education related Quite short but the other one is definitely not related. Although I'm sure I'll I'll make some tenuous links But yeah hopefully you will find them of interest and if not you can always switch off. Please don't just stay with us if you can't stay with it. Just it can be freezing in the dark car recorded this. That's worthwhile yeah. Stick it out. Go the long distance for Tom. I'm going I'm going to start this off. You're going to start off with something. Work related this tweet. That came out on a very ominous day. Actually on the sixteenth of March twenty twenty which. I'm pretty sure was the day. That are poor Stevens. We're told that they could no longer be Going into school on their place but anyway this is not related to that. This comes from an a twitter handle at our S and school network. Which is an abbreviation of Research Schools Network? Which is an England based organization? I think have lots of connections with other organizations that we talked about on this podcast such as the Education Endowment Foundation. They have tweeted a quote from a guest blog on the education. Endowment Foundation's website And Quote at reeds treating implementation as a process not an event and seeking to answer the question. Does it work? Hia is how we believe. Our school can best improve. Student outcomes. it sounds quite dry. Leon are light episode but so I just thought I'd I'd mentioned white grabbed me and Tom and I have been an all of our co workers. Colleagues academic had been reading Mary. Miot book of late and She talks a lot about do wing more with less spending more time going deeper allowing teachers more time to think deeply. We've talked about this law in relation to quicken foils just rut really liked this this idea it. The the blog is speaking to senior leaders school leaders mainly but it just makes a refreshing point in the context of evidence informed practice in schools. Who Evidence informed. I dislike this idea that you know implementation is a slow burn Uninvolved a lot of collaboration discussion. Tiny get people on board and also that that really good question that's quoted in that tweet which is does it work here Because there are a lot of fire side than there are a lot of you know really important evidence strategies areas of focus that regain a lot of Menton in education. But I just struck me with this tweet that amidst so of some slightly more vitriolic tweets out there by you know retrieval practice cognitive science which is absolutely Acknowledged to be very very important in the world of education but I dislike the idea that you know with everything we should be asking. Does this work here. And how can we best? You know integrate this in a way. That's going to be right for us and Fowler kids. This is the theme. That would come up all the ones has next. We've talked about this move towards evidence. Informed research informed practice in schools and general. I think a lot of US welcome. I think it's a a real shot in the arm for the profession. But we've we've said more than once said with our friends from impact Wales. We'll said With Professor David James. It's so tempting for that to become the next management stick for beating people with all the next kind of quick fix or or you know sort of thing that the new broom imposes on everybody when they get appointed to a school. And you're and you're absolutely right. There are no shortcuts with this stuff and there are no black and white cut and dried ounces as much as some people might want them to be. Yeah absolutely and when I when I then sort of drill down into the block itself which is quite sure read actually. There was some nice reflect refreshing messages to to school leaders In how they how they grow leadership capacity and how they lead on on change implementation and you know change culture change mindsets and one of the big things that they talk about In this blog with this person talks in this blog by should name him. His name's Roger Higgins Director of Norwich Research School part of the education endowment foundations for search schools network and he talks about the platform for Good School. Implementation is to create the right lead ship environment and carefully plan for implementation as a process not event and he talks about the importance of Senior leadership teams teams working as teams Rather than You know as individuals sort of going around policing everything is. It was just refreshing and for any student teachers out there who have got aspirations for senior leadership roles on the nine. I think is a lot to be found by looking into sort of school culture and implementation of of research informed practice house interesting. I think are sort of mentality building up a little. A little kind of metaphorical drawer marked really controversial. Podcast episodes we should do. I know we said to be recorded. Christmas. Didn't we gonNA really let ripon creativity at some point after Kepler stiff drinks. I think I'm going to add to that. Draw school leadership culture Yeah yeah he said. He says that he says the changes. We're making twenty. Chip habits aren't easy so it's just nice. It's nice to hear that and I hope that it may be nice for any senior leader listeners out there to to hear that two and two You know to to know that we don't see the enemy we see is very very important. Leaders of change in definitely make the occasional Kind of spiky comments about senior leaders sometimes better you know I. I always was aware even even when I was perhaps as a as a teacher. The chalk face kind of cursing the latest Thing to hit my email inbox that they were only being hammered by somebody above them in the same way. Anna wonder whether perhaps it might be worth just putting out their open invitation for any senior leader. Who would like to maybe come on and discuss The complexities and the sort of the pros and cons of different ways of being a senior leader with us. Because I think that could be a really interesting episode. I agree and there's an offer if after I heard done Tom. Okay Kamata senior leaders really WANNA speak to you now. You're up you're okay. So I know we always say blogs and I think I've done this before ended up with a sort of online newspaper column instead but it it's it's effectively a bit like a blog. I suppose I'm cheating slightly This column in. The Guardian called the network which deals with technology and. This is an article that came out. It's written by John Naughton then. It came out on Saturday the twenty eighth of March so just a couple of short days ago. And I'll spare you the sort of fooling the to cope with the bit. That really grabbed me. was a comment that they're making about Amazon. The enormous online giant company Amazon and the role they played in this corona virus pandemic. That's hit us all And just to kind of quickly give you the the punchline of the article the last couple of paragraphs it says that this whole kind of situation with the corona virus pandemic reveals an important truth back to our economies namely the extent to which Amazon has become so central and so powerful he named checks and other journalists at this point. Julia Carrie Wong and says that she's pointed out the Amazon in the US is beginning to behave more. Like a government than the trump administration itself. the author likens the hiring by Amazon of hundred thousand staff and their two dollar an hour. Pay Rice that they've given their staff to twenty-first-century version of F Diaz famous works Progress Administration In in the Great Depression the company sudden support for small businesses around Seattle headquarters so that they might live to serve Amazon. Another Day is. She says akin to a government stimulus package on its decision to stop accepting non essential products from third party. Saleh's who uses warehouses essentially Mites to government style market regulation so the pandemic will radically transform. The Industrial and commercial landscaper Western societies loss of companies. Large and small will go to the wall. No matter how fervent government promises of support our but when the smoke clears in some kind of normality returns a small number of corporations ones that have played a central role in keeping things going will emerge strengthened and more dominant and chief among them will be Amazon. What will then have to come to terms with is. The Amazon is becoming part of the critical infrastructure of Western states. So to perhaps a Google and Microsoft apple is more like a luxury good nice but not essential and the only reason for keeping facebook is what's up in which case one of the big questions to be answered a society's rebuild once the virus is finally being tamed will be. Really difficult one. How should Amazon be regulated? I just found that really interesting because it is absolutely true to to see that Amazon is now becoming so big. It is almost like a kind of like a small country or a government or something in itself and those points about some of the things that he's doing over in America. It's almost kind of taking the reins of of certain things that are traditionally the role of governments And it's just kind of really interesting to think whether this is one of the things that that will come out of this situation a kind of realization that some of these companies are now. I mean you. You just couldn't imagine being without the they have an enormous enormous amount of power and there was. There's been some really scary articles by Amazon. Those are a really terrifying one about Alexa. Outsourced data didn't send you because I know you've got one in your swell just about to say before we started this podcast. I asked Alexa to switch on my steady lights. I'm going to say it's you know she'll switch off okay and funnily enough it some. You know it's something that my half and I've been mindful of since we've been working at home out today because you can you can mute Alexa Stop Her from listening because she does should took speaking speaking about like she actually exist. It does records you. Obviously you can you can. You can look at all your review it you can. You can delete all but does transcribe everything that you've said. Kind of create. It creates micro con recordings of things that it thinks. You're saying to her. It's bizarre so yes an aunt..

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"professor david james" Discussed on Emma

Emma

12:12 min | 9 months ago

"professor david james" Discussed on Emma

"Learning Research Program is quite a big program The projects in that often involve teacher educators. Probably most of them did actually one way or another. They often involve practitioners as well just teachers as part of research teams or in collaboration with the research teams as well and some of the outcomes of those projects continue to reverberate have impact have changed things things sometimes for the better and I think there is. There are ways to overcome the problems. I don't think it's it's massive massive disparity between kinds of knowledge. I don't think that thinks about resources. Mainly Okay and finally I suppose we should see if you've got anything to say for us. Student teachers themselves who are obviously the kind of nuts and bolts craft all teaching Ching while being told they need to be researched informed engaging with research do you have any encouraging words for them just to finish off this main discussion. Yeah absolutely I mean I think the thing I would say is always remember. The preconstructed is everywhere. So if if if you're in a school and they say oh today we're doing maths at quarter past nine asked the question. What does that mean? Who's maths what kind of maths? And why where does it come from. WHO's constructed it? Is it just down to me as a teacher to construct it. How will or do the models concepts the levels the progression the expectations come from somewhere else? I mean that would be. That would be the first thing. Remember the preconstructed everywhere and try to approach critically and thoughtfully and that's quite hard work. Actually but it's it's something you can train yourself to do and I suppose related to that the other thing I would say is never miss an opportunity to make connections with. You'll learners lives outside school now. This is This is particularly a problem in secondary. I think secondary schools and in some signage schools. It's a spectacular problem but they're always rounded and it doesn't necessarily mean you know finding out the whoever in your class Organiz these the parties at the weekend or goes fishing or enjoys the funfair or fixes motorbikes. And then and then trying to bring that in that but it doesn't have to mean that you can do things based around the locality. Whatever your subject? Whatever you're actually labeled as with your geographer a mathematician and English literature specialist or something else there are always aspects of the locality you can bring in and that that helps enormously for people to feel like it's their business not somebody else's business to engage with the material professor David James? Thank you very much of that. Deep discussion lots of food for thought there. We'd like to say thank you as well because you've actually come prepared. You've done your homework work extra slow mutate..

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"professor david james" Discussed on Emma

Emma

13:34 min | 9 months ago

"professor david james" Discussed on Emma

"But they commissioned a report on education research and published a report harnessing education research. I think I think one of the problems with that. Is it too readily. Adopts a medical model of how research and practice should relate so I think it's a really important point and and if you like our enemy is running away with the idea that research and the knowledge actually is going to be the same similar of a similar nature and therefore finding education research to be in some sort of deficit. Interesting that we talk about teachers as growing in their research informed practice but also being researchers themselves for teacher trainees ACIS started their journey. I guess it's not really a binary question bone gonna put it this way. Any which you think is more important for them to learn how to be consumers of research and how that might inform that practice or to develop the tools to conduct their own research. Good good question and I think I think the two off are you can differentiate as your question has I would say let's to learn to be consumers if you like or engages with research insights as with most things. There's no better way than doing so. Having a having some contact Donovan is fairly limited in scope but having some contact with how it's done is vital is absolutely vital. And so that's why I think in the program that we all wholeness journey of discovery with Quite a load of the tasks six involve inquiry and research flavored. If I can put it that way yeah do you think you know as with most things you have to do ooh them to really get And you know the idea that some people still seemed wedded to the idea that you that you can learn stuff in some complete sense and then go and apply it is a really crude idea. Actually misreading even of Descartes. Yes I did. None of us do anything like that. One of my favorite examples that would be you know would be driving a car so you can kind of learn everything about driving a call in the abstract or co defined as sets of if this do that that but none of that's going to be much use unless you really have a lot of practice and by the way once you've been driving for a while you never never ever call on anything code defied in that way just occasionally if something's going spectacularly wrong you might suddenly you have to start predicting and weighing up probabilities and taking very deliberate unusual actions right. We hope that doesn't it happened. Very much Most of the time to drive safely eat. Don't do that so much. Learning is is like that you learned to become mm something not just to know stuff I put it really basically. It's a messy process and often we encounter problems when we're working with US teachers who learn about the kind of scientific process of research and then as soon as you say they come to be embedding or trailing in practice they come to realize very quickly amount. You know how you know when you've got classroom put a thirty thirty people in front of you. Your structured observation. That you plan to do actually is really quite difficult and then unlicensed. Those findings can be a very messy difficult process. So I guess how do we navigate those sort of difficulties. He's and how do we may be safeguarded. Ensure that research informed practice doesn't become a buzzword or indeed a stick to beat teaches with if they are not research informed or demonstrating that readily in a classroom. You have really good point and question. I think view of that is that it has to be a bit like the difference between say doing a piece of research for a client against a brief funded usually hopefully And somebody again doing say a small-scale piece of research perhaps for a degree for master's or for an undergraduate degree of doctorate. Even now the key difference there is with the one. You do an undergraduate degree a master's or doctorate you are as it were rewarded. Hopefully for seeing the strengths and limitations seeing weaknesses seeing the constraints and the afford ince's of the approach in the design. And the work. And you know the people with the best awareness of those. The strengths and weaknesses should get the highest marks right and hopefully the criteria encourage assesses to look for that now. It's a very different story if I do something for the Welsh government you know and I bid and they say these are the three research questions and we're giving you the big because we really like like you'll methods. I'm not in then in a position to say. Oh well actually I think has such serious weaknesses method. But I'm going to reflect on it and I'm going onto right about what's what's Well undermines they wouldn't want an fact they would. They would see it as I am. Weak research report probably so I think that using inquiry and research as part of the sort of modus operandi of teacher education program in doing so. It's important important to remember that it's okay to make mistakes and any piece of research has weaknesses as well as strengths and finding an intelligent pass through those. Is the goal as interesting coming back to your analogy of of the dentist. I wonder AH having research as a really important facet of teacher. Training and the Teaching Profession Gruesome dispositions. That may be don't get cultivated if we don't include it. You talked about critical thinking about dentists having an opinion but based on sort of care for the valuation sources is that may be convention that research absolutely vital ingredient if you're looking to build build new forms of criticality professional awareness. It goes with that shift from a list of standards of what constitutes a profession which we've had? which by the way turned into a checklist for teacher education programs in some cases and and ruled out everything else? We've gone from that to a series of headings a short series of headings under which teaches should demonstrate capacity awareness growth capacity to further develop as well. And if that's the question different kind substandard research is part of the answer. I read a really interesting and quite provocative article the other day about the a perceived gap between research and practice which made the interesting kind of implication that one of the problems That practitioners have with high level research. Is that it is very general. It's not very context specific because it needs it needs to be generalized relies in order to be considered good high level research and it made a series of suggestions. I suppose that the world of maybe High Level Russell Group research is set up to reward maple who move in that direction. This actually. If you consciously sleep try and present your research in a way that is more accessible. You may be penalized yourself in terms of the kind of academic capital of the Russell Group world. I I just find it. An interesting article wondered what you thought about that. Yeah I think I think that's a fairly widely held view was recently articulated by David Willetts Blitz and willits in times higher a couple of weeks ago and he's argument was that it was it was it was discouraging. Some areas of research from adequate development in in practice directions. Now have a little bit sympathy with that but I also would take a kiss you with it and my my favorite examples here would be and there are lots of them where really good researchers they do if I might call it the sort of good science you know. They do that in a way that that survives a peer review few process and is recognized and that adds to the probably to this sort of reliability will perceptions anyway of reliability and validity. I work at the same time. They engage with a relevant community. Might be policymakers. In might be practitioners Russians might be pressure groups it might be other other groups and there are lots of examples of this amongst People I just have come across recently. Recently I would list am Reynold hair. Who does very I quit quite Specialized Research Search drawing on feminist epistemology and methodology on Sex and relationship education but who works looks incredibly practically with teachers children and policymakers and has changed the curriculum and has changed. What happens in schools for the BECA? Now you know. She doesn't see those as incompatible she sees the Moose mutually reinforcing. So it's the old thing you know. You can't have impact without if you're measuring research impact. You can't do away with the research because then it's not research impact anymore. It's just impact and research excellence. Framework doesn't measure just impact. It's not interested in just impact. It's a measurement research quality so there are other examples. I mean there's a Rachel all dread Westminster who does research on Cycling and transport in London and has made great strides with local authorities and others to make cycling safer again. What why she's authentic washy listened to why she's go insight is because over searches so good you know it's not an either or there's so and many other examples all quite a lot of the time actually very good research doesn't get picked up it doesn't get noticed or it gets ignored org systematically because there are other interests or what just doesn't get through in fact sometimes it doesn't get through because some researchers aren't very good at connecting with relevant audiences if I put it that way then there's not very good at maybe maybe they're not all going to be good at it and we need other mediators radiators and other brokers and other mechanisms to achieve the same thing? It's interesting because I think. It Cheetahs his inhabit. An interesting space within I I. It's not useful term but within the pecking order gas of researchers. I wonder what what your views might be about how we raise the profile sort of raise the aspirations of the confidence of it to speaking for myself not early career researcher. Because they do they naturally inhabit that unique. Spacey just talked about by having one foot in the classroom and one for in the research space in the hate Ya. So what are your thoughts on how we bill. That workforce estee. Yeah I think I mean it's a tough. It's a tough call of been in that situation choice shen now. Really and I've met lots of what those people that straddle those fields. I think one of the problems with that is is that very often the research that one he's able to do as a teacher educator is improperly sourced isn't funded that hasn't always been the case all the time but it's often the case on the other hand you know. Some of the best research isn't funded at all. I think I would I would. I'd say collaboration is a key here. Thinking back to a few years ago there was a A Fund for searching education. We need something else like that again. It was the teaching..

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"professor david james" Discussed on Emma

Emma

12:57 min | 9 months ago

"professor david james" Discussed on Emma

"And hello and welcome back to 'em and Tom's PG podcast where we're doing yet another episode where they've let out on the road for probably one of our shorter road trips rips down into the center of Cardiff to the other university and Cardiff University. Which is normally not got a huge amount to do this but now works with us on our teacher education programs? We're going to explore a little bit more about that and very pleased to say that we have got with us. I think our first Professor Presser after Professor Donaldson Professor David James. He's a professor of education here at Cardiff unique. Hello welcome hi morning really good to have you you and I guess our first important question to you is tell us about your career in education and how you ended up as a professor of education. A EH EH partied history. If you are trying to briefly I guess the starting point for me is that my academic interest wasn't immediate. It didn't it. It didn't really spark off during schooling. Although I had a good schooling I would say quite rounded it was especially good actually insofar as I in my secondary schooling schooling. I met teachers who really cared. And who were very supportive and very imaginative as well and it was really a a very happy secondary schooling but I on the end of that are went into a sixth form and didn't do very well at all. I think I was a bit shocked by the the change of of tone the change in the view of teaching and learning that I encountered actually and so I didn't do all that well at a level left school after that did a whole series of jobs on farms factories. And all that time I was trying to be via professional musician as well of sorts and nearly nearly had some some success at that but only nearly and and it was really a fellow musician that introduced me to the social science is he was working college of further education as well as being a musician and he taught sociology and he said why. Don't you come along. After we'd had particularly interesting. I went along. I ended up doing his level class and applying applying to university and very lucky. I'm going to Bristol University. Because at the time they were keen. In particular department to recruit crew mature students wasn't very mature as twenty two but mature in classic terms. I suppose and I did really well in my degree. So it got really on the back of that that I became eventually did location to further education for a number of years transition into H. E. because my interest in staff development depart time PhD. Which I finished ninety six and I started my trajectory series of promotions? Eventually eventually that led to this job and you now working in a advisory role with us at Cardiff Matt as part of our Cartoon Partnership Partnership Clinical Practice Model. How did that relationship while fist full? How did it come out and most importantly what do you see your role As being less came about because a couple of colleagues at Cardiff met who've now left actually were involved in designing joining a new teacher education program. That would respond the reforms that the worst government had been pursuing and and in particular actually the furlong review and I got talking to them about the new model of teacher education that was envisaged aged commented a little bit on the early plans and arising from that it was felt that that if we could boost boost the capacity for by doing research and knowing about research and being sort of connected to research across the entire partnership partnership that that would really answer the call begin to answer the call if the new reform teacher education model. So that's how that came out don't and then once the program was going through a process of accreditation. The colleagues asked me if a involved in that process process I went along to those meetings was part of the team being interviewed in the end. And when it was successful we drew up a memorandum of agreement about supporting awareness and capacity research. It's actually a very small resorts at the moment anyway but I think it's something Caribbean versity feels it's worth investing in. They have interest in all kinds of ways in which the university can be linked to schools. So so this is a very good sort of answer to that. Aw and keep him out and of course bringing us right up today. You very recently attended and presented at an event for our new role in our model. The research search champion role. Who is a school based colleague responsible for Mentoring Guiding Coaching our student teachers in their research inch endeavors whilst on clinical practice placements? And we wanted to chat to you today. About some of the key things that you shared with our research champions and indeed indeed some of us as university cheaters in event and started curiously with an anecdote relating to your dentists Tallousah hotel our listeners about this and and share with them if you were to their linked wrong sure absolutely. It's an interesting point point because I was thinking well. These these reforms and this new model of teacher education it really throws back now lapse obs- problem which we haven't any of US involved in education hadn't been we not the architects of the problem and that problem music collectively the teaching profession. If I can call it that has lots of mixed messages over the years about what kind of profession they are. A knife had contradictory signals. Actually so given given that's the situation that we're all living then being involved in a program initially education education that attempts to respond to a new agenda and professionalism the standards of being re conceived not rewritten re conceived and which brings the bear the notion of research as a key element in professionalism gives us a real set problem. We've got to in a sense. Find a realistic way. A of making that work unknowns told us how to do that any of us so I mean that's both an intriguing set of issues and problems and a real challenge. I think at the same time so given given that's the situation we're in. I was thinking well at margin what other professionals who've had little few mixed message his about about their professionalism. Let's see how they do research so I thought as I'm going to the dentist fair beer at the moment I would start with my dentist. And he's wonderful. I mean he's he's wonderful anyway partly because this dentist rates self has changed. He knows a lot of staff he reads a law. He knows about changing techniques and furthermore he thinks he needs to explain explain those to his clients. You know the dentists I had earlier in my life. Were not like that. And it was partly because they were different people and it was partly because dentistry itself self was conceived differently. So That's interesting you know what's it like when I go there. Well he he knows a lot about research and dentistry but he's not a dentist researcher and he doesn't really has to be either and that's a very important point for teachers I think. And when he was in his training he did come across a lot of research and he was potty trained by people who do research and that's also important because he's had to close a real close brush with research and that's great you know fundamental to his to his training and ongoing professional development and what's important he sees ongoing professional development as as necessary not just as a luxury but as a way of being I well that's also useful for four teachers coming to other things too. He has a I call a sharp critical awareness. He has it doesn't take anything at face value view. He's quite critical of some of the medical companies. For example all the people that prepared products and try to sell them very hard that he he's not so sure the efficacy or safety is really critical has ru stance on those things. And I thought that's that's interesting because that's a bit of perhaps it's a little bit of a facet of thinking like a researcher which is built into his work and two final things. Actually I mean he. He sees his job as doing good dentist work dentistry but he sees job as as working with his patients since with these clients to achieve better dental health. Now you can't do that by just doing stuff to people you have to enlist the interest and the support it has to. It takes two to dance that tango basically and and so so. I'm really impressed. He's he's changed the way I deal with oral hygiene completely and I'm very grateful to him for that. Finally it's always fun. Believe it or not going to the dentist for me is fun. Even if I'm having injections and something. That sounds scary. Sorry I always laugh. Sometimes lopsidedly love the dentist and I think that matters to. We're hearing lot at the moment about the need to close a perceived gap between the world of Education Research and the world of the classroom through and certainly the idea of the dentist being somebody who sees it as his job to engage in research but but not be. A researcher is an attractive proposition position. I find myself wondering if I'm if I'm putting a sort of devil's advocate point of view slightly and we share a campus with with a school that involves health sciences. We know a little bit about how they work. I mean the world of Health Sciences is a world of kind of you know double blind trials and replicating results. And does this work or doesn't work might be in danger of Hoping that we can engage with the much messier world in education research and maybe ab therefore see some of the people that tried to do that. Getting discouraged that things are not maybe as cut and dried as the word of Health Sciences. I absolutely that is a danger. So if you like. That's where the analogy stops. You know it's every field has different kind of mix of knowledge is and knowledge is available and there is some education research that you that is fairly close to that medical cool or heart medical model. If I can call it that where you can do. You know you can do You can use very large data sets. You can demonstrate the effects that say grammar schools in the UK have on different populations by the way. It's not very good news for grammar schools. When you do that or or you know you can look to some extent at more fine grain to moments or types of learning and say some fairly robust things about those on the Beckham search so some of the knowledge is parallel? A lot of it isn't a lot of it isn't I think I have two thoughts about that. Really one is the you. We mustn't mistake the contact with research for contact with some sort of generic rather rather simplistic model of what research. Which is we must certainly mustn't do that? And secondly by the way. The research in medicine isn't quite as clear cut as it looks to some lay people. I think this is a you know you. I'm really glad you've asked this question. Because at the moment The British Academy and the Royal Society commissioned a year ago and an essay at the moment. Because they're still talking about it..

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"professor david james" Discussed on StarTalk Radio

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02:06 min | 2 years ago

"professor david james" Discussed on StarTalk Radio

"Science off sports engineering show. We'd see wonderful professor David James, and as promised time for coz, query and your question. So j Bailey who is the patriot patron which means that we're going to start with his Jay's because Jacob a male or female, we'll start with Jay's question because if you support us on patriotic. That's what happens we give you a priority my roller derby coach wants comment that if humans were made to skate our ankles would be on the front of our foot. I'm still a little puzzled about that. But what other changes to the human design? Could you imagine that would make human bodies more efficient for quad skates? What changes would you make for a roller skate, and it is genetic? So genetic is probably a girl from Chicago. What a wonderfully weird question professor, essentially, some really interesting stuff in that question. Okay. The first thing is. Sort of basically like an articulated joint on the front of the skates. And I'm co is something which is done in speed skating. So in the minds AT's, we have the the clap skates. So this is a device, which is a speech gates years. It's very big in the Netherlands interim picks and the klumps gate is a classic fantastic sports engineering where actually by putting the extra join team or the it's basically what happens appetite him the shoot can lift off the heart state, which remains on the surface, and it just changes the by mechanics of the motion. And what that can do is it catchy improved efficiency of the athlete and the people are cops gates can go quite a bit faster using less energy. But of course, you know, if you think about animal kingdom from the animals have quite interesting locomotion, you think about birds or ostriches have kind of almost like a river. This need. A naked one very fast as well. So yeah, it's quite interesting to think about different ways of being. That's a great question to Nell..

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"professor david james" Discussed on StarTalk Radio

StarTalk Radio

01:56 min | 2 years ago

"professor david james" Discussed on StarTalk Radio

"Where Sheffield next month Chester and a little people know about Manchester because much United much the city pretty much anywhere in the world. Really, you know, traffic and all the people. And I'm just interested. And so it really affects the standing or or how people view your city. So it has it has very deep profound effects these these and chef being in the. Topline? So you have to soak A-Team shifted United Sheffield Wednesday. Don't ask me about the Wednesday Wednesday. Yes. Is that taco Tuesday? We'll talk then you have the Sheffield Steelers which is a hockey team. Then you have the Don valley stadium, which is track and field. Not sure about basketball. But I'm thinking there is one. But that's so it's it's known as the Steph, thank you Sheffield sharks. So you've got you've got a lot of sporting excellence in this area as well as the good professor, and he's he doesn't have an army of Butler's. He has a team an army of PHD. Yes. And just see my Butler and raise move all PHD graduates. Right. We are going to take a break when we come back more with sports engineer, but it doesn't seem fair it doesn't cover it anywhere near work. He does. But professor David James booby with us when we get back. A star talk fans. Chuck nice here. And I want to tell you about our brand new weekly interactive show on Facebook watch, featuring the grass Tyson, and yours truly it's called wheel of science, and it's park game show part blow your mind science class every week..

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"professor david james" Discussed on StarTalk Radio

StarTalk Radio

03:31 min | 2 years ago

"professor david james" Discussed on StarTalk Radio

"I'm Gary Ronnie, and I'm Chuck nice. Yes. He is. And this is playing with science today. We only have the one guest, he's not a rook, a film style already even a sporting legend. But he is British. So not only will he be spended. He will most likely live in a call Solan have an army of Butler's, just like everyone else does in Britain. Absolutely. I've heard that about you guys strew. Yes. Professor David James is however sports engineer with enough publish work to open his own library. He's also conducted research for sportswear giant as Gary with put it added is thank you and works with the world governing body of soccer, aka I say this for you once again football, better known as FIBA. Yes. Along with many others. And last year we spoke at what makes a world champion seminar. So if that's what you are aiming for then stick around. We will do our best to get the answer out of him by hook or by crook. So we'll be on Seraing questions of your own selection and making so stick around if you post questions, we'll get good professor to answer those as well best. Introducing properly we should indeed. Especially since he's one of your countrymen and actually coming to us from his home in Sheffield fabulous director of the center for sport engineering research, Sheffield, Hallam university, and man who is good involved in so many different things. It could take us Aries shows to cover them all so David James, welcome to playing with science. So as we can all start on a foam footing. Can you explain what it is? You actually do for them. Hi, I'm an engineer by training. So. Mechanical engineer. Technology engineering techniques to improve sports equipment. I have a great team democ groups shit Harding. About twenty staff PHD students, and we how we can use in schools. We use it to make beats. Teams looking all sorts of specs gene sports and the equipment that people also how we measure them data intelligence around chaining all sorts of things. And we also look at how injuries and that she makes more accessible people says not just the elites, but actually have you can design innovation to encourage. Participation in which is a massive massive issue for the health and happiness about applications. You've got your engineering tentacles in every single area of sport. No matter where it is. Yeah. Okay. So do you design create and create original feature? Yes. You one of those groups kind of someone Addidas or any other body comes this isn't working as well as it should help. Yeah. Actually, sometimes we were before design moment happens. So we'll be so take what we do Angus. So we understand how different players. Differently on different surfaces playing on synthetic or natural terfel or the new hybrids. And actually that will that does that provides information for the design.

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"professor david james" Discussed on StarTalk Playing with Science

StarTalk Playing with Science

02:06 min | 2 years ago

"professor david james" Discussed on StarTalk Playing with Science

"Science off sports engineering show. We'd see wonderful professor, David James. And as promised time for coz, MC, query and your question. So j Bailey who is patron which means we're going to start with his Jay's because Jacob a male or female start with Jay's question because if you support us on patriot. That's what happens we give you priority. My roller derby coach wants comment that if humans were made to skate our ankles would be on the front of our foot. I'm still a little puzzled about that. But what other changes to the human design? Could you imagine that would make human bodies more efficient for quad skates? What changes would you make for a roller skate, and it is genetic so genetic probably girl from Chicago. What a wonderfully weird question professor, essentially, there's some really interesting stuff in that question. Okay. The first thing is not sort of. Sort of basically like an articulated joint on the front of the skates line. Can I'm co is something which is done in speed skating. So in the eighties. We have the clap skates. So this is a device, which is a speech casing years. It's very big in the Netherlands. Interim picks and the klumps gate is a classic fantastic sports engineering where actually putting extra join team. So it's basically what happens appetite they shoot can lift off the heart state, which remains on the surface, and it just socially changes the by mechanics of the motion. And what about can do is a catchy improved efficiency of the athlete? And the people are cups gates, go quite a bit faster using less energy. But of course, if you think about animal kingdom from the animals have quite interesting locomotion, you think about birds ostriches have kind of almost like a reverse nee-, a naked mom very fast as well. So yeah, it's questing to think about different ways of being. That's a great question to now..

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"professor david james" Discussed on StarTalk Playing with Science

StarTalk Playing with Science

02:37 min | 2 years ago

"professor david james" Discussed on StarTalk Playing with Science

"I'm Gary rining up. Nice. He is and this is playing with science today. We only have the one guest, he's not a rook sto FM style. Oh, even a sporting legend, but he's British. So not only will he be spended. He will most likely live in a castle and having olive Butler's, just like everyone else does in Britain. Absolutely. I've heard that about you guys strew. Yes. Professor David James is however sports engineer with enough publish work to open his own library. He's also conducted research for sportswear giant as Gary with put it added us and works with the world governing body of soccer, aka I say this for you once again football better known as FIBA along with many others. And last year we spoke at what makes a world champion seminar. So if that's what you aiming for then stick around we will do up as to the ounce out of him by hook by crook. Also will. Cering questions of you'll own selection and making so stick around if you post questions, we'll get good professor to answer those as well best introduce improperly, we should indeed. Especially since he's one of your countrymen and actually coming to us from his home in Sheffield fabulous. So director of the center for spoilt engineering research Sheffield Hallam university and a man who is good involved in so many different things. It could take us. Harry's of shows to cover them all so David James, welcome to plan with science. So as we can start on a foam footing. Can you explain what it is? You actually do for them. Engineer by training. So I. Life is a mechanical engineer. But what I do time is technology engineering techniques to improve sports equipment. I have a great team. We're not condemning groups we in the ship at heart university about twenty staff. About twenty PHD students, and we how we can use technology in schools. We use it to make these performed Becca, sweetie. Moans without him. Pick teams looking whole sorts of spects of technology and spoils the equipment that people were also how we measure them data, you know, intelligence around trading all sorts of different things basil around technology. We also look at how we can prevent injuries and that she makes more accessible to people. So it's not just the elites, but actually have you can use design innovation to encourage physical activity participation in school, must.

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