Whether you have a physical disability, mental illness or learning challenge, there are strategies to help you earn your degree.
For many disabled students, college is the first time that they're put to the test of making their own way. The experience can be challenging, but there are strategies to help ease the way.
When school gets tough, do you think it’s worthwhile? Or time to give up?
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A high school science test, a Psych 101 course, long job applications: Sometimes it's hard to be motivated to succeed. As it turns out, how you respond to difficulty and ease can make all the difference.
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?
Black South African students need fewer excuses and more support from universities.
Students from South Africa's public school system battle to cope with the rigorous demands of any university degree without genuine, committed support.
How do friendship networks work?
College is a time for friendships. But how can students best leverage the power of those friendships? First, by learning how those networks work.
When should you let your gifted child skip grades?
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About two out of seven children are likely bored in their classrooms, as they aren't learning much that is new. Should these children skip grades? What's the evidence on grade-skipping?
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Two simple yet powerful things students can do to ensure that they have a transformative undergraduate experience, no matter where they go to college.
What’s the evidence on a gap year?
Many students are in the process of deciding whether to take a gap year -- a year between high school and starting college. What does evidence tell us about taking a gap year?
What do the most disadvantaged students need for college success?
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Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have called for making colleges and universities debt-free or tuition-free. Disadvantaged students need more than free college to achieve success.
Universities can be alienating spaces, particularly for students from poorer backgrounds.
Students from poorer backgrounds feel anxious, ashamed and stressed in the middle-class environment of a university.
Do school voucher programs help improve educational outcomes?
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A recent study on school vouchers shows that the program may be harming kids' academic achievement, at least in math. What's missing here? Are test scores the only way to judge a program?
Every student has their own story and their own concerns. Lecturers need to listen.
Coming to understand students' individual stories allows lecturers to guide, mentor and support them.
Graduates of a 2015 Tertiary Entry Program, which paves the way into university courses, with lead author and CQUniversity’s Pro Vice-Chancellor of Indigenous Engagement, Bronwyn Fredericks (fourth from left) and Provost Hilary Winchester (far right).
If we're serious about closing the gap in Indigenous education, our new research shows the value of building better bridges into universities and vocational education.
What difference can a teaching assistant make?
Can the race of a teaching assistant have an impact on student grades?
Can Twitter improve students’ engagement with course materials?
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Academics are using Twitter in classrooms and finding that it leads to some real results.
What’s the reason for your child’s math anxiety?
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Children as young as six can show math anxiety. What's the link between parents’ math anxiety and their children’s math anxiety?
Does homework help with academic success?
Parent involvement with kids' homework can have both positive and negative effects. So, what should parents and educators do?
Homework – help or hindrance?
One in 10 children report spending multiple hours on homework. There are no benefits of this additional work, but it could leave a negative impact on health.
Many South African schools lack basic equipment like chairs, textbooks, pens and blackboards. Research suggests they could still succeed – by taking learners’ ideas and concerns more seriously.
What happens when a school doesn't have many resources but teachers and the principal really listen to learners' ideas and fears? The results, research finds, can be remarkable.
Doing poorly at school doesn’t mean you’ll do poorly at university.
New research has found that results at high school aren't good predictors of how students will perform at university.