Assessment is involved in many of the challenges facing higher education.
Mid-century encyclopaedias claimed the power to decide what counted as knowledge and what didn’t – much as online publishing platforms and social media companies do today.
In response to threats, we learn to avoid challenge and comply with external rules (instead of wondering how systems can be improved). We protect our feelings and restrict our thoughts to what’s safe.
Pisa measures 15-year-olds in reading, maths and science every three years - but is that the best way to test an education system?
To boost post-pandemic math learning, a multi-dimensional approach is needed that promotes the success of the whole child: academic, physical and socio-emotional.
Our latest research may have found a way of helping children with this condition to learn.
A journalism professor discovers that some of the best lessons for future journalists can be taught on a pool table.
Being open to the possibility you could be wrong about your beliefs is an important part of learning about the world. But this trait is not enough on its own.
Box jellyfish have no brains, yet were recently found to be able to learn from touch. Many brainless organisms are now forcing us to rethink what it means to learn.
According to cognitive psychology there are three distinct types of memory. Each plays a different role in effective study.
Ghanaians measure the quality of education by examination scores.
The idea that each person has a particular learning style is a persistent myth in education. But new research provides more evidence that you won’t learn better in one modality than another.
In this area, much of the work of being educated is only indirectly tied to the schooling experience.
Schools are blocking access to ChatGPT on their computers to try to prevent students from cheating. Two experts on academic cheating offer a very different strategy.
Integrated computing enables teachers to incorporate basic programming skills into K-12 students’ regular math, science and language arts classes.
Pinpointing where memories are stored in the brain and how they are transmitted could provide new targets to treat neurological diseases and serve as models for neuromorphic computing.
Children learn more science when they watch an AI-powered cartoon character than with a regular Mickey Mouse or Dora the Explorer, a new study finds.
Mirror neurons play a fundamental role in learning by imitation and observation or empathy. This is why we should take them into account when developing new educational tools.
Teachers in a study identify ‘grading obsession’ as a top challenge in education. Some are fighting back and dedicating class time to student self-assessment and peer assessment activities.
Honeybees possess one of the most complex examples of nonhuman communication. New research suggests that it is learned and culturally passed down from older to younger bees.