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Monash Tech School

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Monash Tech School is at the nexus of leading industry precincts, positioned close to excellent secondary schools, and supported by exceptional tertiary providers. We deliver real-world experiences to school groups from the City of Monash region, through hands-on, deep learning programs that are designed and facilitated by industry experts.

MTS podcasts are designed for the curious, to explore and analyse the world around us, especially the world of STEAM.
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Ocean Nation

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MTS Required Reading: S1E4 The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
How do history and culture define us? What is the relationship between contemporary society and first nations people? Loren Botica (host) analyses one of the set reading texts for Year 8, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, with Teacher Jemma Burt and expert contribution from Professor and Australian Historian, Lynette Russell. Intro/Outro Music: 'Circles' - Colin Starr @tubebackr
39:44
October 15, 2020
Ocean Nation
What if the Ocean was a patient awaiting a diagnosis? How would the ocean’s health be tested, diagnosed and treated? What is the ‘medical’  history of the patient? In this special one-off episode for National Science Week, Monash Tech School endeavours to understand and explain the current state of the expanse of water that surrounds our nation. With contribution from Professor Richard Reina (Head, Ecophysiology and Conservation Research Group Education Director) at Monash University, Sue Graham (Philip Island Park Ranger) and Dr Paul Harrison (Chief Scientist and co-founder of Mainstream Aquaculture); Listeners will understand how the ocean’s health affects our lives, the potential remedies, technological advances and what we can do to better understand the state of water from our own homes.
53:12
August 21, 2020
MTS Required Reading: S1E3 Fahrenheit 451
How does society use technology to promote freedom of thought and critical thinking? Loren Botica (host) analyses the masterpiece and one of the set reading texts for Year 9, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, with author/writer Katherine Brabon and teachers Anthea and Annika from Brentwood Secondary College. With expert contribution from Carsten Rudolph, Associate Professor and Head of the Department for Software and Cyber Security at Monash University.  Intro/Outro Music: 'Circles' - Colin Starr @tubebackr
39:43
July 22, 2020
MTS Required Reading: S1E2 Hunger Games
Can we pick up on patterns that lead to a loss of power within different cultural groups? Loren Botica (host) analyses award-winning novel and one of the set reading texts for Year 8, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, with author/writer Katherine Brabon and Victoria Passmore from Mount Waverley Secondary College. With expert contribution from Dr Steven Roberts, Associate Professor of Sociology at Monash University. ---------------------------------------- Sounds Effects: freesounds Background Music: Epicness Cinematic Dramatic Trailer by RomanSenykMusic.  Music Link: https://youtu.be/RB5UtRZBihc Intro/Outro Music: 'Circles' - Colin Starr @tubebackr
38:27
July 21, 2020
MTS Required Reading: S1E1 Skellig
How do people cope with stress or feelings of displacement? Loren Botica (host) analyses award-winning novel and one of the set reading texts for Year 7, Skellig by David Almond, with author/writer Katherine Brabon and Elizabeth Sutherland from Mount Waverley Secondary College. With expert contribution from Dr Michael Gordon, Head of Child and Adolescent Psychology at Monash Health.  ---------------------------------------- Sounds Effects: freesounds Intro/Outro Music: 'Circles' - Colin Starr @tubebackr
29:12
July 21, 2020