What sets brilliant university lecturers apart from their more average peers?
Teaching often comes second to research in universities. A group of award winning lecturers explains why teaching is the best part of their work.
When parents are stressed about maths, their children can develop the same negative feelings towards the subject.
Research shows that reading stories with a maths focus can boost grades and also help parents become less anxious about discussing maths.
Why should schools need to moderate testing?
President Obama's message has put issues around standardized testing back in the news. Here's what scholars have been saying.
Time for children to start learning how to build robots?
Technology is critical for innovation, yet schools struggle to get students interested in this area. Could teaching robotics change this?
Reading is a complicated task and it can go wrong in many different ways.
Dyslexia is often poorly understood by the public, leading people to attribute a problem they have, like bad spelling, to dyslexia. Here are the most common misconceptions explained.
Simplifying a problem can make it easier to solve.
Problem solving requires so much brain power that there can be no room left for remembering simple rules.
Why is there so much attention being paid to ‘word gap’?
Teachers often view vocabulary building as the most important aspect of education. In reality, there are lots of other early learning experiences that children need to develop.
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?
Back-to-school time comes with rich, teachable moments.
The time of transitioning back to school is crucial for both parents and children. Here's what you can do.
Should campus libraries spend on keeping millions of books on-site?
Keeping a printed book in a campus library comes with steep costs. How are campus libraries evolving?
High temperatures can make students restless, listless and unable to pay attention.
High temperatures have been found to have a negative effect on learning, so how are schools in northern Australia coping?
Burntwood School is up for the prestigious architectural prize.
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A university building and a school are two of the six buildings shortlisted for the Stirling Prize.
Kids' passion for Minecraft means they don’t even realise they’re learning while they play.
Minecraft is not just the world's most successful PC game – teachers are now using it in the classroom to get kids excited about learning.
Video games have some clever ways of motivating players, and these methods can be used to get kids interested in learning.
There may be a chemical secret to getting kids interested in learning – and it's one that's created and produced by our own bodies rather than in a lab.
What does the contents of this bowl have in common with math?
Mathematics and cooking can both be about problem solving, excitement, aesthetics. And it's for you to decide for yourself what you like and don't like in both realms.
But it doesn’t mean teachers and therapists should abandon picture-based therapy.
In our study, it was the comparison groups of children who showed a visual learning style, not the children with autism.
You can do a lot while you sleep.
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We strengthen memories while we sleep, and researchers have found a way to cue that process to help people better retain information that counters implicit biases.
Are MOOCs sustainable?
Is there an impatience to write the history of MOOCs? Have universities even given sufficient time to experiment with MOOCs?
There goes the anterior cingulate cortex.
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Humans spend an enormous amount of time and effort thinking about other people. Like primates, birds and even ants, we often learn skills and information from others. In the past, research has extensively…
Beyond Silicon Valley MOOC Meet-Up, Athens, Greece, June 11, 2014.
Everyday, thousands of students around the world perch themselves in front of computer screens in homes, libraries, coffee shops, and Internet cafes to take a massive open online course (MOOC). It’s no…