Tag: education

Maybe Practise Makes Perfect, But Perfect Makes Enemies.

Everyone hates a know-all. Seeing exemplary peer work can undermine student performance ...

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David Bowie, Cuts, and Why ‘Culture’ is becoming Another Planet

Bowie's mere presence personified the power and relevance of a cultured society that appreciated and allowed him to emerge and for the rest of us to reach for those rewarding stars as well...

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The Awesome Life-Hack that Will Improve Your Memory

How reward and daytime sleep boost learning ...

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Want more Female IT Professionals? Make Computer Rooms Less Geeky

University of Washington set about working out how to make IT classrooms less daunting...

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UK Culture is Becoming a Dead Parrot. What do you want? Cash?

The Warwick report offers sensible guidelines for the future of UK Culture. But will anyone in power heed it?...

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Smartmouthed Kids get the Grades: Vocabulary & Academic Achievement

Two-year-old children with larger oral vocabularies enter U.S. kindergarten classrooms better at reading and mathematics...

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Dopey Olds and their Role in Child Development

dropcap style=”font-size:100px; color:#992211;”A/dropcapcting like a witless idiot whilst looking after your children gives a positive boost to their development. Which is why new parents...

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New Approaches to College Drinking

Crackdown on low-priced serving methods such as kegs and "happy hours."...

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Smartphone or Dumbphone? Phone bans = Higher Grades

New technologies are typically thought of as improving productivity, however this is not always the case...

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Different Gender, Different Words. How Mothers Talk to Kids

Parent-child conversations are gendered, with mothers talking more expressively to their daughters than their sons. Report...

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Henley Business School Music Industry Grants

A UK Grant available to support SME owners to study an MBA at Henley Business School...

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Background TV Bad for Kids

Background television—when the TV is on in a room where a child is doing something other than watching—can divert a child's attention from play and learning. ...

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You’re Going to Fail (Doesn’t Work)

Students who said they felt threatened by their teachers' messages that frequently focused on failure reported feeling less motivated ...

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The Bunnies Have No Trousers!

Kids' books featuring animals with human characteristics not only lead to less factual learning but also influence children's reasoning about animals...

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No Breaks for Hip-Hop Students

Time to fight the power. Black and Latino "hip-hop" students are disproportionately punished in urban schools. ...

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An Alternative to Student Loans

Students would commit to paying a fixed percentage of their income (6%) during their prime earning years ...

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Child Literacy equals adult success

If ya kid can read they'll probably succeed. Early math and reading ability linked to job and income in adulthood. ...

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Kids Teach Parents Environmentalism

Kids teach parents? Apparently so. A child can directly influence the attitude and behaviour of their parents towards the environment without them even knowing it. ...

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English Grads: Less Useless Than You Thought

'is there any research on how unemployable an English graduate is? As it happens, yes.' ...

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Childishness and Cockroaches: An Academic in Africa

Just as we were about to start, Andrew appeared on the other side of the fence, waxing wroth. Why had we broken into his field, who did we think we were, we had no permission to play there etc.,...

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Self-image is the beginning and the end of living [Henry ‘Fonzie’ Winkler]

Known to many around the globe as The Fonz from the US TV Sitcom Happy Days, Henry Winkler has struggled with dyslexia his whole life and was recently in London supporting the First News education...

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LSE Director steps down

Accepting responsibility for accepting money from Gaddafi, LSE headboy Davies' resignation comes as an inquiry is launched into the affair....

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iDose Therefore I Am

Panic in the Bytes of Digital Music: Featuring Cyber-mums fed moral panic by sensationalist media in An Old Scare Gets a Brave New Update. Stop me if you’ve heard this before. Your child is...

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