The National Institute of Education is studying Singapore-style maths education to determine how the approach can best be adopted by schools abroad. The study includes a pilot programme in the states of Victoria and South Australia in Australia.
Students ages 9 to 11 report feeling more alert and have faster reaction times in the afternoon, according to a recent study of thousands of UK students. The students maintained a sleep diary and participated in testing to measure tiredness and other factors as part of the study.
Harvard’s Project Zero Online Courses How can making learning visible deepen understanding? Explore thinking, understanding, and creativity through Project Zero's six online, practice-based, 13-week courses for small teams of educators. Courses begin September 18.
Technology can help to promote growth mindset among students, writes Gene Tognetti of Agile Educational Technology Consulting. In this blog post, he offers several tech tools for educators to consider.
Making science stick Hands-on learning in the science classroom sets objects and concepts within a real-world context. Students connect theory to experience and learning sticks. Get more insights on effective science instruction from the Smithsonian's Carol O'Donnell in this SmartFocus on Hands-on Science.
Foreign students in Japan increasingly are not proficient in Japanese, according to a recent survey by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Yasuhiro Obata, head of the International Education Division of the ministry, said officials have worked to bridge the gap through additional teacher training.
Facebook is working to offer training for developers through its new Developer Circles initiative. Now, some Facebook users are questioning whether the platform could have applications for online education.
If there is no point in the universe that we discover by the methods of science, there is a point that we can give the universe by the way we live, by loving each other, by discovering things about nature, by creating works of art.
Steve Weinberg, physicist
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