What’s missing in the telling of this history?
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American textbooks confine the history of indigenous peoples to a distant past.
Should history textbooks be revised to include Native American voices?
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.
Are we creating a generation of digitally illiterate students?
Just 55% of year 6 students and 52% of year 10 students are meeting the expected grades for ICT. What's going wrong?
Children light candles near the site of the attack at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris.
After November 13, teachers in France asked themselves how they could talk to their students about the violence. The answers are both creative and deeply moving.
The Parana River in moonlight.
A professor of literature who is also a poet tackles the issue of the inroads technology has made in the relationship between teacher and learner.
Current policies aren’t working – it’s time to open the door to other suggestions.
Current incentives used to recruit more teachers to work in rural and regional schools aren't working. But could the health sector offer up some possible solutions?
Anything wrong with unis spending tuition-fee money on research?
A lack of government guidance on how student tuition fees should be used by universities is resulting in money for teaching being spent on research instead.
Viagra rendered in Minecraft.
The online building game offers a way to explore the world of molecules like no other.
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?
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.
Is it worth all this?
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We should be worried that half of teachers are thinking of leaving the profession.
Teaching is more emotionally taxing than most people realise.
Research shows nearly one in three Australian teachers are so unhappy in their profession they consider leaving within their first five years of employment.
Can Twitter improve students' engagement with course materials?
Lauren Ann JImerson
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?
US Department of Education
Children as young as six can show math anxiety. What's the link between parents’ math anxiety and their children’s math anxiety?
Stop dividing children into arts and science specialists at an age when they are not ready to choose.
Why are we splitting our children up into arts and sciences at an age when hormones are raging and peer pressure is so powerful? It's time for an overhaul of post-16 education.
How do you judge a good teacher?
The recent UK budget announced plans to allow universities that exemplify good teaching to increase their caps on fees, meaning they will be financially rewarded for good teaching practice. But how do you measure this?
Don’t leave university without acquiring some knowledge.
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The proposal for a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) announced by universities and science minister Jo Johnson in early July that would recognise “excellent teaching” and “make good teaching better…
Constantly correcting content – like what you find on Wikipedia – has got people all shook up.
Wikipedia is frequently considered an unacceptable and unreliable source of information. It's also constantly correcting – and isn't that what content should strive to do?
How many little girls do you see dressing up as builders or car mechanics?
By pre-school children are already thinking about the career they will have when they grow up, and ruling out jobs that do not fit with their gender. We need to get in early to get rid of stereotypes.