Archives
December 2010

Program summaries for Learning Works, and for selected programs, some additional resources for listeners to follow up on the program.

Monday 6 December/ Repeat Friday 10 December 2010

Justice and Legal Issues
The Law: Young People, Parents and Schools.
Program 1 of 13

This is the first of a 13-part series on aspects of the law relating to young people, parents and schools. The focus in Program 1 will be to introduce some first thoughts on the “ecology” of today’s “connected kids”. Learning Works’ producer/presenter Tony Ryan interviews Dr Glenn Cupit, Senior Lecturer in Child Development in the deLissa Institute of Early Childhood and Family Studies, University of South Australia.

We then look at aspects of the rights of young people and the concept of duty of care (Programs 2 – 4). This leads to some specific issues around connected kids, including mobile phones, internet safety and cyber-bullying (Programs 5 – 9), before revisiting the boundaries to the school’s duty of care (Programs 10 – 12) and finally help for parents (Program 13).

Each program is already online as an mp3 audiofile for download into your computer or iPod, along with a one page Study Guide to help parents and teachers make the most of this Learning Works resource. PBA FM acknowledges the support of the Law Foundation of South Australia in the production of this Community Legal Education initiative. First broadcast in 2009.

Online Resources: Podcast Discussion Starter

Arts, Literature and Music
Meet Colin Thiele
Program 1: Early memories, school days

Colin Theale and Tony RyanSome fifteen years ago, PBA FM’s Tony Ryan recorded an extended interview with South Australian educator and award-winning children’s author Colin Thiele, at his home in Brisbane. In this interview, Colin recalls his early home life in Eudunda in SA, his schooldays and tertiary education, and his early days of teaching, including at Port Lincoln. Colin’s career in education included his time as Principal of Wattle Park Teachers College in Adelaide, and he recalls the demands of balancing his work as an author with his work as College Principal, and his family role as well. Colin Thiele died in Brisbane in 2006. This extended interview was originally recorded for Conversations, an oral history initiative of the Australian College of Educators

Monday 13 December/ Repeat Friday 17 December 2010

Justice and Legal Issues
The Law: Young People, Parents and Schools – Program 2 of 3
Rights and Responsibilities (Part 1)

This is the second of a 13-part series on aspects of the law relating to young people, parents and schools. The focus in Program 1 was on some first thoughts on the “ecology” of today’s “connected kids”. In these next three programs, we look at aspects of the rights of young people and the concept of duty of care. Contributors this week are Margaret Coady, Senior Lecturer, Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne, and David Thomson, Teacher-in-residence, Victoria Law Foundation.

Online Resources: Podcast Discussion Starter

Arts, Literature and Music
Meet Colin Thiele
Program 2: Student Life at The University of Adelaide

Some fifteen years ago, PBA FM’s Tony Ryan recorded an extended interview with South Australian educator and award-winning children’s author Colin Thiele, at his home in Brisbane. In this interview, Colin recalls his early home life in Eudunda in SA, his schooldays and tertiary education, and his early days of teaching, including at Port Lincoln. In this program, Colin Thiele reflects on life on the farm, and his years at The University of Adelaide.

John McGowanCinema Studies
Film Reviews – The American, and a Review of 2010 Films

“The outstanding movie of the year was light years ahead of the rest.” So writes John J McGowan in his final film review of 2010. The review also includes is a look back at the many not-so-brilliant movies of the year, and then the one which he describes as “a wonderful experience”. Earlier in this final review, he looks at The American, starring George Clooney, and ends with some good news, and some not so good news, about two Adelaide theatres.

Online Resources: Podcast Transcript

Monday 13 December/ Repeat Friday 17 December 2010

Justice and Legal Issues
The Law: Young People, Parents and Schools

Rights and Responsibilities

Today we continue to explore issues around the rights of the child and the duty of care that schools owe to their students, with a special focus on the young person’s right to privacy. Given reasonable grounds, what are the rights of parents in relation to a young person’s diary, or the school’s right to search a student’s locker? The point is made that, in relation to rights, the child should not be treated as “a lesser person” simply on the grounds of age. Contributors this week are David Thomson, Teacher-in-residence, Victoria Law Foundation, and Margaret Coady, Senior Lecturer, Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne

Online Resources: Audio Study Guide

Arts, Literature and Music
Meet Colin Thiele
Program 3: University Life, and World War 2

Some fifteen years ago, PBA FM’s Tony Ryan recorded an extended interview with South Australian educator and award-winning children’s author Colin Thiele, at his home in Brisbane. In this program, we hear about life at The University of Adelaide, and his time with the RAAF during World War 2.

Monday 27 December/ Repeat Friday 31 December 2010

Justice and Legal Issues
The Law: Young People, Parents and Schools
Program 4: The School’s Duty of Care

Today we further explore issues around the rights of the child, with a focus on the concept and practice of duty of care, before moving more specifically next week into issues around connected kids, beginning with a look at young people and mobile phones. Contributors today are David Thomson, Teacher-in-residence, Victoria Law Foundation, and Professor Des Butler, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology.

Online Resources: Audio Study Guide

Arts, Literature and Music
Meet Colin Thiele
Program 4: Balancing teaching and writing

Today from an extended oral history interview by PBA FM’s Tony Ryan with South Australian educator and award-winning children’s author Colin Thiele, at his home in Brisbane in 1996, we hear about his first teaching appointment – to Port Lincoln High School – and some of the adventures which led to the writing of Blue Fin.

Tony Ryan
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