Why words matter with Dr Ron Wilson


Part of the 2021 ‘stretched conference’


Interview link available to members here

Should we say prisons or corrections? What terminology should we use? In this presentation, Dr Ron Wilson, President of the Australasian Corrections Education Association, explains why words matter. Ron poses and answers questions that will make you think about education in a new way: – How does the name of a program impact the way it’s delivered? – What is the relationship between theories about behaviour, the terms we use, and the education we provide? – What do teachers in this environment need?
Ron’s answer to the question ‘Where can teachers get training to work in this system?’ will alarm you!
This is 10 minutes that will give you a new perspective on the place of education in corrections. We look forward to finding out more about the training needs of our teachers in these spaces in future interviews with Dr Wilson.