Physics teachers often pass on misconceptions to their pupils.
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By improving trainee physics teachers' content knowledge and skills, we make them better.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has often spoken of the value of education and learning.
You may not "like" it, but Facebook has an important role to play in education.
How can we change math instruction to meet the needs of today’s kids?
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Math instruction is stuck in the last century. How can we change teaching methods to move past rote memorization and help students develop a more meaningful understanding – and be better at math?
Journalism students at Oaklea Middle School, Junction City, Oregon.
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Students in high school now will be eligible to vote during the 2020 election cycle. How can we prepare them to become informed citizens in an era of misinformation, where anyone can publish anything?
Language matters in every class: English, math, history and science.
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In English and science alike, every student and teacher brings his or her own language patterns to class. But how can educators make sure that language bias doesn't harm student achievement?
A complex issue requires sensitive techniques.
We must know people as they would like to be known, not as some dominant power has decided we shall know them.
Going circular on education.
Our schooling system needs a rethink.
Economics lecturers need to teach their students about more than just numbers.
In both the global North and South, economics tends to be taught with micro- and macroeconomic models that are disconnected from sociopolitical realities. We suggest new ways of teaching economics.
Coach John Triscari talks to the Australian Paralympic Wheelchair Basketball team during the Women’s Gold Medal Game at the London 2012 Paralympics.
Coaches are sometimes thought of as 'teachers' of their sport. So what can coaches learn from the field of education?
Brazilian educator Paulo Freire wrote extensively about education that oppresses.
The lessons Paulo Freire learnt nearly 90 years ago and the theories he developed from painful personal experience still resonate across Africa's schooling systems today.
The eloquent way to get ahead in life.
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A recent report confirms that the alumni of British “public schools” still control politics and many top professions. One reason those people are so successful in public life is, of course, that their…
A new online hub has been established for teachers interested in interactive teaching models. Researchers at Harvard University…
Thinking ahead: Let children with higher intellects break free of age groupings, says Miraca Gross. Flickr/ACPL.
Schoolchildren should be classed by intellectual ability in subject groupings rather than lumped together according to age…
Speedy and decisive action is needed from the government to ensure our future energy security.
That “Eureka” moment when a student thunders over an educational hurdle opening up a new realm of learning, is the holy grail for educators. The technical term is a “threshold concept”, and they’re being…