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Stealing from the Future: The Urgency of the Global Learning Crisis

This year’s <i>Global Monitoring Report</i> (GMR)—the annual publication that tracks progress toward Education For All (EFA) goals—presents a situation …

Children need to be taught in their mother language

In many countries, children are taught in languages they do not speak at home. As we show in the 2013/4 EFA Global Monitoring Report, that can be a …

Education: Measuring for Success in Today’s World

It’s been said that learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century. Sound a little exhausting? The fact is that there are …

Rebecca Stromeyer who runs the annual e-learning Africa conference tells us how IT is transforming education

Technology can empower children in developing countries - if it's done right

Over the decade technology has transcended poverty, race and economics to become a driving force in the lives of people across the world. More than two billion of us now have access to the internet and five billion of us have mobile phones.<p>Children are growing up in a world where social media, …

Innovation

What Students Do Better Than Teachers

<b>What Students Do Better Than Teachers</b><p>You can ask your students what they’re interested in—what they’re curious about—but that’s not the right …

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

Childhood stimulation key to brain development, study finds

An early childhood surrounded by books and educational toys will leave positive fingerprints on a person's brain well into their late teens, a two-decade-long research study has shown.<p>Scientists found that the more mental stimulation a child gets around the age of four, the more developed the parts …

A Radical Way of Unleashing a Generation of Geniuses

Author: Joshua Davis. Joshua Davis Business<p>Date of Publication: 10.15.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>You can read a version of this story in …

32 Habits That Make Thinkers

<b>32 Habits That Make Thinkers</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>The difference between students and learners is something we’ve discussed before. On the surface it’s a …

Is Free Play a Legitimate Learning Experience?

Early Childhood Education Boosts Lifetime Achievement, Paper Finds

By<p>Pedro Nicolaci da Costa<p>Pedro Nicolaci da Costa<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@pdacosta<p>pedro.dacosta@wsj.com<p>Investments in early childhood education can pay for themselves because they substantially boost students’ chances of educational and economic achievement over the course of their …

How Involved Should Parents Be in Their Child's Education?

The common answer to how involved a parent should be in their child's education is this: As much as possible! I know, as a parent, that's the loving impulse in my heart.<p>However, two professors have actually found that parental involvement is often harming student performance. Their research has …