Agents of Hope

Agents of Hope

Agents of Hope is a podcast for anyone interested in Education, Psychology and social issues. Hosted by Dr. Tim Cox and other guest hosts from the EP world, the podcast aims to engage in long-form critical discussion about issues that arise in the field of applied psychology. You can follow the podcast on Twitter @timceducation

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November 30, 2022 38 min
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In this episode I meet Dr Alexandra Sewell who has recently published a fantastic book called 'Diverse Voices in Education'. Allie is also going to be hosting an Agents of Hope Podcast mini series in which she will interview her co-authors and explore the practice of giving voice to different voices within educational practice. 

In our episode we discuss the importance of diversity within our profession and the ways in which...

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In this episode I chat with Gavin Morgan, an Educational Psychologist, Academic Tutor and member of the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group, who helped the Government make evidence based decisions during the pandemic. It was fascinating conversation and explored the different types of role taken up by EPs as facilitators of change to outright advocates for change.


References

Gavin Morgan (2016) Organisational change: a solution-foc...

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In this conversation Tim speaks to two Southampton university graduates who swapped the South Coast of England for Glasgow in Scotland, Francesca and Larissa. We talk about Glasgow's journey to become a 'nurturing city'. 


References 

Education Scotland & Glasgow City Council (2017).  Applying Nurture as a Whole School Approach. Crown Copyright. 

https://education.gov.scot/improvement/self-evaluation/Applying%20nurture%...

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I had a conversation with Jonathan Solity because of my interest in developing curricula that supports student learning. In this talk, Jonathan and I discuss how to support children using instructional psychology, rational/ content analysis, Pareto’s principle, and Haring and Eaton’s (1978) Learning Hierarchy. Jonathan emphasises the importance of teaching the most useful knowledge/skills first using the inherent generative princip...

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I had a conversation with John Hattie because of my interest in using the teaching strategies and approaches that can support learners to gain knowledge and skills whilst promoting intrinsic motivation and habits for lifelong learning. In this talk, John and I discuss; what is Visible Learning, the use and misuse of effect size calculations, factors that accelerate learning, interpretation of research and the purpose of education. ...

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References 
Denborough, D. (2008) Collective narrative practice, Dulwich Centre publications, Adelaide, Australia. 
Elhassan, O., and Yassine, L. (2017) Tree of life with young Muslim women in Australia, The international journal of Narrative Therapy and Community work, (3) 27-45. 
Gallagher, B., & G...

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I had a conversation with Professor Joe Elliott, Durham University, and Principal of Collingwood College, because of my interest in supporting children and young people with reading and spelling difficulties. 
In this talk, Joe and I discuss; the challenges of identifying dyslexia using pre-defined
criteria, highlight factors that maintain the need for a diagnosis of dyslexia, and explore the role of intelligence tests. We finish the...

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The final episode of the Understanding Voices mini-series with me, Ella Mansfield. In this episode, I talk to Bambi French, a SENDCo, coach and podcaster who takes an activist stance in changing the lives of people with visual impairments, something that she has personal experience of.

Bambi and I discuss the story of her visual impairment and how she has come to want to help people who are newly diagnosed. We discuss how diagnosis...

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The second episode of the Understanding Voices mini-series with me, Ella Mansfield. In this episode, I talk to Dr. Laura Gray, a Senior Practitioner Educational Psychologist with South Tyneside.

Laura and I discuss how girls with Autism Spectrum Condition slip through the net during their school years, resulting in problems accessing appropriate support. We discuss how the symptomology for girls is different from that of boys with A...

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The first episode of the Understanding Voices mini-series with me, Ella Mansfield. In this episode, I talk to Dr. Cora Sargeant, an Educational Psychologist and  Academic and Professional Tutor for the initial EP training programme at the University of Southampton.

Cora and I discuss gender and alternatives to the bimodal system of male and female identities. She discusses her personal gender journey as a transgender woman and talk...

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A special introduction to something new for the Agents of Hope podcast! 

Ella Mansfield is a second-year Trainee Educational Psychologist at Birmingham University and she'll be hosting a mini-series called "Understanding Voices" on the Agents of Hope platform.

Understanding Voices follows the usual Agents of Hope format but takes a closer look at the theme of anti-discriminatory practice. This is with the hope that throug...

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Open Science Resources:

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Series 2 Episode 6 

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In this episode, I talk to Hilary Hickmore,  an Educational Psychologist who has spent her career in a large variety of roles with her unique approach to helping systems understand and respond to the needs of children, who are, sometimes at risk of exclusion. 

Hilary and I discuss he...

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Series 2 Episode 5

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In this episode, I talk to Dr. Chris Bagley,  an Educational Psychologist who works in South Gloucestershire and with the charity State of Mind. 

Chris and I discuss his journey in psychology from coaching young cricketers to supply teaching and finally to training to be an Educationa...

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In this episode, I talk to Ella,  a second-year Trainee Educational Psychologist at Birmingham University who is about to embark on her doctoral thesis research. That research will explore a feminist perspective on Attention De...

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Series 2 Episode 2

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In this episode, I talk to Dr. Nicola Canale,  an Educational Psychologist who works in South Wales to promote the healthy development of children in their first 1000 days of life using a dyadic and psychology-informed approach.

Nicola and I discuss her journey in psychology which ha...

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Series 2 Episode 1  - Sponsored by Bethan Elisa Proofreading (@bethanelisa) and Handmade Home by Ruby (https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HandmadeHomeByRuby)

Welcome to series 2 of The Agents of Hope Podcast.

In this episode, I talk to Dr. Cathy Atkinson,  curriculum director at Manchester University training provider and  Educational Psychologist, about her passion for Motivational Interviewing.

Cathy and I discuss her journey in psych...

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Episode 13 - Sponsored by Bethan Elisa Proofreading

In this episode, I talk to Dr Geoff Morgan, a Specialist Senior Educational Psychologist who works in Bradford Educational Psychology Team and trained as a TEP at Exeter University.

Geoff and I discuss what is meant by existentialism as a philosophy which focuses on the meaning of our experiences of existence. Geoff and I talk about our interactions with the ideas of Existentialis...

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