Nine To Noon for Thursday 5 February 2009
09:05 DNA sampling
Inspector Pat Handcock, NZ Police Palmerston North Area District Commander; and Michael Bott, human rights lawyer.
09:20 Death of Antonie Dixon
Eileen Cameron, RNZ Chief Reporter
09:25 Research study shows smaller class sizes and homework have little impact on student achievment
In his book, Visible Learning: A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement, Auckland University Education Professor John Hattie argues class size is not important to teaching. This could have effect on NZ education policies. Teachers Unions argue against it.
John Hattie discusses how his research shows smaller class sizes and homework have little impact on student achievment; and Frances Nelson, NZ Educational Institute President (primary teachers' union) is concerned about the outcome of his claims.
Visible Learning: A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement by John Hattie
Published by Routledge
09:40 Dumping agricultural waste in oceans to minimise CO2 emissions
Stuart Strand, Professor of Forest Resources at University of Washington in Seattle.
09:50 UK correspondent Michael White
10:05 Volunteering Madness
Norah Vincent, author of Voluntary Madness and Self Made Man.
10:30 Book Review with Sonja de Freiz
Girl in a Blue Dress by Gaynor Arnold. Published by Allen & Unwin, ISBN 978 174 175 7194
10:45 Reading. Morehu by Anahera Gildea (Part 2 of 2)
Rata tries to feed his kids. Jeff tests his Dad. Grace learns the meaning of tangi.
11:05 New Technology with Colin Jackson
Nokia gets to write its own law on employee privacy.
Facebook as a polling instrument.
Wacky web headline of the week: Immortal Dr Who jellyfish poised to rule Earth
11:30 Dunedin Longitudinal Study
Professor Bob Hancox, Deputy Director of the Dunedin Longitudinal Study
The University of Otago Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study (aka the Dunedin Longitudinal Study) is the world's oldest comprehensive study of the health and welfare of a generation from birth. 1014 of the 1037 children born in Dunedin in the early 1970s are still being tracked and the findings are being used by researchers all over the world. Now, the study is to look at members' children at age 15, to assess the way various issues pass through generations.
11:45 The week that was with Radar and Elisabeth Easther