Effective education depends on good communication and relationships, but face masks hinder visual and verbal cues and can be unsettling. So how can teachers and students overcome these issues?
While COVID-19 has held back learning, the pandemic presents a historic opportunity to revamp education systems.
Recent allegations of cheating by university students in online exams suggest the students are adapting faster than the education system itself – and that should change.
There are significant gaps in what teachers in Ghana know about ozone depletion and climate change, even though these subjects are in the science curriculum.
A sociologist asked public high school teachers to draw maps of the neighborhood where they teach. Those with more detailed maps also made stronger cultural connections with their students.
Some students may wonder why they bothered returning to campus. Others are struggling online. But lecturers who do engage students think deeply about how they do it, using all available tools.
A history professor describes how student-designed video games have transformed his classroom and provided a substitute for academic essays.
The inclusion of new topics in Ghana’s comprehensive sex education curriculum has split opinions among parents.
Lockdown life accelerated the role of digital technology in the virtual classroom, but there is still no substitute for physical books in children’s lives and learning.
Teachers’ professional lives can be highly demanding, pressured, stressful and at times, emotionally exhausting. But there’s an unspoken demand they suppress their emotions and just get on with it.
How to invite students to participate in classes and experiment when the computer becomes the main classroom?
Every state and territory has its own rules when it comes to the kinds of gifts teachers can receive. But there are general principles to consider that are the same everywhere.
Ranking students by academic performance has been condemned as discriminatory and racist, yet New Zealand still leaves it up to individual schools to decide.
All students interviewed for a study on relationships with teachers said the ones they loved most were kind, caring or funny. They said the ones they disliked often treated them unfairly.
New research shows how tamarin monkeys transfer new types of food to their young.
With 52% of 15-year-olds now saying they read only if they have to, experts say a new way of teaching literacy is overdue.
Legislation governing universities varies from one to the other, often leaving their purpose undefined. But it certainly matters when determining an academic’s duties in an unfair dismissal case.
Checking for symptoms is just the beginning. Here are 10 ways schools can help keep children, families and faculty safe.
Long breaks from school lead to learning loss, with maths scores being particularly badly affected - but a return to core concepts could be the answer to a pre-pandemic problem.
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, universities are using video for so much of their teaching. Some worry this will hurt student learning, but that’s not what we found.