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Could schools be putting a damper on children’s curiosity? Jose Luis Pelaez Inc via Getty Images

How to keep kids curious – 5 questions answered

A philosophy professor looks at the learning styles of different creatures to gain insight into curiosity among human beings.
Psychologists aren’t sure which factors drive students to form specific academic identities, but these identities can affect career choices. Tom Werner/DigitalVision via GettyImages

Students perceive themselves as a ‘math person’ or a ‘reading person’ early on – and this can impact the choices they make throughout their lives

Students are less likely to think they can be good at both math and reading as they get closer to high school.
The University of Lagos is one of the institutions affected by the lecturers’ strike in Nigeria. Photo by Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images

New universities in Nigeria? Absolutely not

Creating more universities in Nigeria has serious implications for quality of graduates.
A Taliban fighter stands guard as a woman enters the government passport office, in Kabul, Afghanistan, in April 2022. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

The Taliban shifts tactics in its determination to control and oppress women

Research into 70 new Taliban policies to control women and girls shows the extremist, misogynistic group might be using different tactics, but it still poses grave dangers to Afghan society.
Gilda Soosay, president of Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Parish Council in Maskwacis, Canada, where Pope Francis visited the site of a state school for Indigenous children. Cole Burston/AFP via Getty Images

Christianity was a major part of Indigenous boarding schools – a historian whose family survived them explains

A historian of the residential schools explains how religion played a key role in assimilationist systems for Indigenous children in Canada and the United States.
Undergraduate students at the University of Nebraska Omaha collaborate on a group assignment for a STEM course. Derrick Nero, University of Nebraska Omaha

Women are better at statistics than they think

Female statistics students had higher final exam grades than their male peers, even though they had less confidence in their statistics abilities at the start of the semester.

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