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Will Springfield, 8, reacts with joy to seeing Ms. Chriss, his Grade 2 teacher, drive by in a teachers’ neighbourhood parade in Suwanee, Ga., March 25, 2020. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

A shout-out to teachers: Why their expertise matters in the coronavirus pandemic, and always

Government initiatives to support student learning during and after the pandemic can't be effective without an invaluable educational resource: teachers' expertise and care.
Ari Chand

Great time to try: learning to draw

Drawing lets us look outward and inward simultaneously. It doesn't have to be perfect and practice makes progress. Here are some tips for getting started and drawing inspiration from the familiar.
Imitation is the sincerest form of being human? Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock.com

Being copycats might be key to being human

A quirk of psychology that affects the way people learn from others may have helped unlock the complicated technologies and rituals that human culture hinges on.
Vocal learning in birds is a lot like how people learn language. Alexandra Giese/Shutterstock.com

Complex birdsongs help biologists piece together the evolution of lifelong learning

Could mating preferences, like females preferring males who sing complex songs, affect the evolution of learning? Insights from birds could have clues for how people learn throughout their lives.
Today’s view of education is largely underpinned by the philosophy of pragmatism. Wes Mountain/The Conversation

What’s the point of education? It’s no longer just about getting a job

The Ancient Greeks modelled a form of education that, in variants, has endured for centuries. But with climate change and globalisation, the world has changed, and the role of education with it.

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