5 must-listen podcasts about education
Want to boost your understanding of the education sector? Listen to these five UK-based podcasts to keep up-to-date with the latest talking points and get thinking about the future of education.
The Edtech Podcast
The Edtech Podcast has been running for over five years, with a back-catalogue of more than 250 episodes. Its ongoing mission is ‘to improve the dialogue between 'ed' and 'tech' through storytelling, for better innovation and impact’.
Recent episode themes include Cutting Through the White Noise Around AI for Education, Making EdTech More Inclusive and Internet Safety for Children.
Inside Your Ed
The Inside Your Ed podcast, from think-tank EDSK, explores the latest stories and topical issues within the education sector.
Recent episodes have posed questions such as: Is behaviour in schools getting better or worse? Has the time come to say ‘time is up’ to written exams? Is ‘compulsory maths to age 18’ a sensible and achievable goal?
The CfEY Youth and Education Podcast
This podcast from The Centre for Education & Youth explores developments in education research and policy.
Its current series, entitled The Life Pedagogic, features monthly interviews with significant figures in education such as Dame Christine Lenehan and Sir David Carter. Other episode topics have included The Future of Tutoring, SEND and Youth Mental Health.
The Rethinking Education podcast consists of in-depth conversations with pioneering educators and other interesting guests from the world of education.
As you can likely tell from the name, guests discuss ways of rethinking education, and recent topics of discussion have included Ofsted, SEND reform and the Curriculum for Wales.
Talking Learning and Teaching
The Talking Learning and Teaching podcast focuses on UK higher education, delivering perspectives on key topics and insights into future developments within the sector.
Past episodes have covered hot topics in HE including AI, contract cheating, staff wellbeing and block teaching.