Memories and the experiences gained through play are foundational to one’s lifelong learning.
Through a play day filled with choices at the beach with supportive adults, unexpected challenges and social experiences all help children to build far more than sand castles.
Managing a shared resource doesn’t have to involve fences.
A Nobel Prize-winning political economist found a way to promote good governance and protect users without the need for heavy-handed government regulation.
Helping children think self-reflexively about their choices when they play is part of assessment in kindergarten.
Student assessments help children develop self-regulation skills, but teachers don’t have the time when class sizes are large.
If you develop an awareness of how you feel you are more likely to be able to change negative thinking patterns.
Media should be held to the same accountability standards they demand, especially from public representatives.
South Africans have a right to know why the lapses at Sunday Times occurred and why those that spoke up against them were silenced.
Many of Australia’s biggest emitters have not yet engaged with the Emissions Reduction Fund.
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The federal government has signalled its intent to prolong the Emissions Reduction Fund. But surveys of business leaders reveal widespread cynicism about a scheme perceived as politicised and bureaucratic.
Preliminary research into the Chess for Life Program in Alberta, Canada, shows that youth who are sentenced to chess instruction after committing non-violent crimes are learning useful life skills.
In Alberta, an alternative initiative sees youth who commit non-violent crimes sentenced to 25 hours of chess instruction with a University of Lethbridge professor.
The truth about harms on alcohol labels may not be good for the alcohol industry, but it could be good your health.
Vietnam War protests led to a lower voting age. The Parkland shooting could push similar reevaluations.
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Teens' brains develop different skills along a predictable timeline. These milestones should influence the legal age boundaries for voting, buying guns and being put to death.
Ghana’s justice system is not just slow. It’s also expensive and sometimes even harsh.
Finding justice in Ghana is a slow and often frustrating process. To speed things up, the courts in the country need to reform and modernise.
Let your self-control gain momentum like a snowball rolling downhill.
Could your resolution resilience use a little science to back it up? A new study suggests practice can help your self-control – but don't push it too far.
Research shows that night waking in infancy is associated with behavioural control challenges at three and four years of age.
Poor sleep in infants and children has been linked to an array of problems, from aggression to poor school performance to diabetes, obesity and suicide. Our expert reviews the science.
Ontario is the only Canadian province to offer a unique two-year, full-day and play-based kindergarten model.
Ontario's investment in a unique two-year, full-day and play-based kindergarten program is paying off. Could similar results happen elsewhere?
What does it take for kids to be ready for school?
Children who aren't ready for school tend to lag behind their peers in later grades. Parents and teachers can help.
South Africa’s proposed tax on sugary drinks will help improve public health despite the overwrought opposition from the industry.
The decision to tax sugary drinks in South Africa faces furious industry opposition, but global experience shows industry cannot be trusted to put public health before profits.
The tainted VW Group may drag the rest of the car manufacturing industry into the mud.
The VW emissions scandal gives governments every right to increase their supervisory role beyond regulation and to involve themselves to a much larger degree in economic activity.
What keeps workers going when the goal isn’t even in sight?
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New Year's resolutions are one thing. But what does it take to devote your life to a work goal with such a long time horizon you might never reach it in your lifetime?
Chances of bookies regulating themselves properly? An outside bet!
Some of the biggest players in the gambling industry are joining forces in a move that is being marketed as “promoting responsible gambling standards”. William Hill, Ladbrokes, Coral and Paddy Power have…
Turkeys don’t vote for Christmas or the ethical underpinning of self-regulation.
Late one night recently I got a very frustrated email from a close friend. He’d just spent the evening arguing with investors about whether they needed to take ethics into account in their investment decisions…
Efforts to allow some patients to self-manage their illnesses are not proving effective, researchers at the University of…