Homework – help or hindrance?
One in 10 children report spending multiple hours on homework. There are no benefits of this additional work, but it could leave a negative impact on health.
Many South African schools lack basic equipment like chairs, textbooks, pens and blackboards. Research suggests they could still succeed – by taking learners’ ideas and concerns more seriously.
What happens when a school doesn't have many resources but teachers and the principal really listen to learners' ideas and fears? The results, research finds, can be remarkable.
Doing poorly at school doesn’t mean you’ll do poorly at university.
New research has found that results at high school aren't good predictors of how students will perform at university.
You don’t always have to be serious to be a successful academic.
The pathway to academic success is not always about the number of papers you've published. Some have found that a sense of humour can be just as useful.
Not all kids do well at school, and it’s not their fault.
The new school year has just begun. Parents may be feeling nervous about sending their children off to school. What if they don’t like school? What if school doesn’t like them? What if they don’t do well…
Students who go to bed late during the school year have poorer academic results than those with a healthy sleep cycle. Researchers…