The question for all educators should be: How do we capitalize on COVID-19 initiated change to build better education systems for the future?
The brain can count small numbers or compare large ones. But it struggles to understand the value of a single large number. This fact may be influencing how people react to numbers about the pandemic.
Education must care for the multiple identities of students, not an elitist interest in some groups only.
People often try to seem confident and certain in their message so it will be trusted and acted upon. But when information is in flux, research suggests you should be open about what you don’t know.
The physical activity and social connection that take place at recess help children be more engaged once back in the classroom.
Despite government efforts to provide digital resources for students kept out of school for most of 2020, access to these platforms was deeply unequal
Debating whether school uniforms are good or bad sidesteps a bigger issue: students – especially girls – need better designed garments that support their learning and well-being.
Open education resource platforms improve access to education and are globalising education on a scale never seen before.
Is a science kit, some Lego, or building blocks best for fostering kids’ STEM skills and creativity? Fear not – it’s not what’s in the box, but what happens after you open it, that’s most important.
The ability to store information is central to learning and the field of artificial intelligence. Researchers have shown how a unique material shows basic learning properties similar to that of slugs.
Too often, corporal punishment breaks young people and brutalises them.
Too much time studying isn’t good for you or your grades. The challenge is to find the best balance of study, sleep and other activity to improve learning without compromising well-being.
Modern classrooms are set up in very different ways to the rows of single desks. Does this modern furniture benefit learning?
The number of school librarians in the US has dropped about 20% over the past decade, a recent study found. Here are four ways school librarians prepare students for today’s world.
America’s public schools, which are over 40 years old on average, are not equipped to handle rising temperatures due to climate change, a new study reveals.
While the pandemic undoubtedly sped up the uptake of educational technology in higher education, it doesn’t point to an entirely online future.
Scientists and local communities can work together to design interactive play spaces that build math and literacy skills.
Mouse brains produce random, strong bursts of dopamine and are able to control them. This may challenge many long-held ideas about learning and motivation.
Whether they’re in a classroom or online, students should be encouraged to move around. An expert on learning with technology explains why.
A study of Australian students affected by COVID restrictions found the more adaptable ones had more confidence about online learning and made greater progress. So how can this skill be taught?