Susan Marriott

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The Top 10 Most Spoken Languages In The World

The 10 Most Spoken Languages In The World<p>Assigning hard data to the number of native speakers in a language is not an easy task due to the many …

Prepare for the 2018 IB Language B syllabus

The new Language B syllabus will come into effect in September 2018 - explore the key changes here<p><b>Teaching Language B</b><p>Teaching Language B is the most …

The words that change what colours we see

Depending on what language you speak, your eye perceives colours – and the world – differently than someone else.<p>The human eye can physically perceive millions of colours. But we don’t all recognise these colours in the same way.<p>Some people can’t see differences in colours – so called colour …

Becoming Knowledge Experts Through the ToK Interview Process

You are here: Home > Online Articles > Becoming Knowledge Experts Through the ToK Interview Process<p>FEATURED ARTICLES<p>By Luís Campos Ferreira, Olivia …

Interdisciplinary Teaching

Knowledge and learning do not happen in isolation, and are not confined by traditional subjects- they are supported and enriched by each of them. …

The way you see colour depends on what language you speak

The human eye can physically perceive millions of colours. But we don’t all recognise these colours in the same way.<p>Some people can’t see differences …

‘Language changes, deal with it’

Last October the writer Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett told her followers on Twitter how her boyfriend had reacted to her new Georgia O’Keeffe print—by …

Feminism

Why dance is just as important as math in school

<b>Dance — and physical activity — should have the same status in schools as math, science and language. Psst: it may even help raise test scores, says</b> …

Education

How language shapes the way we think

There are about 7,000 languages spoken around the world -- and they all have different sounds, vocabularies and structures. But do they shape the way …

The World's Most Spoken Languages And Where They Are Spoken

This beautifully illustrated infographic (above), designed by South China Morning Post’s graphics director Alberto Lucas Lopéz, shows the most spoken …

Language Learning

Selena Peng: Pharmacology

"Breadth has enabled me to appreciate the non-scientific parts of society, such as the history and the development of the Japanese language."<p>"The …

Australian Universities

How to disagree well: 7 of the best and worst ways to argue

A classic essay defines different ways to disagree, from the worst to the best, with lessons that ring true in our divisive times.<br>Read More

Critical Thinking

The extended essay: going beyond research

The extended essay is the longest and most extensive writing assignment in the Diploma Programme (DP). Alumna Sofia Parunova talks about her …

Why Writers Should Learn Math

In 1998, the New York <i>Times</i> wrote about a performance by the Fort Worth Ballet, singling out a male dancer for “his surprisingly fluid strength” while lamenting his lack of “soaring leaps” and “lively pirouettes” in a challenging routine that included Balanchine’s “Firebird.” If that seems like …

How knowledge about different cultures is shaking the foundations of psychology

The academic discipline of psychology was developed largely in North America and Europe. Some would argue it’s been remarkably successful in …

Icelandic language battles threat of 'digital extinction'

Iceland’s mother tongue and cultural identity is drowning in an online ocean of English<p>Unlike most languages, when Icelandic needs a new word it rarely imports one. Instead, enthusiasts coin a new term rooted in the tongue’s ancient Norse past: a neologism that looks, sounds and behaves like …

Vocabulary

Language Shapes How the Brain Perceives Time

<i>Summary: A new study reports bilingual people think about time differently depending on the language context they are estimating event …

10+ Hilarious Reasons Why The English Language Is The Worst

English is a mystery to all of us, whether you've been speaking it since day one, or you've just started to learn it. From its bizarre spelling rules …

Language Learning

Why Learning a Language is Never Wasted on Kids, Even if they Never Become Fluent

“What’s the point of teaching your kids a foreign language if they will never become fluent?”… “There’s no point in kids learning a language if they …

11 Questions to Professor John Hattie, asked by teachers

<b>Are you a teacher and surprised by some of the evidence found in the Visible Learning research? Wouldn’t it be great to discuss your questions</b> …

Love of Learning More Predictive of Success Than Grades - The Atlantic

At the beginning of this school year, my colleagues and I decided to avoid giving the sophomores in our English classes any grades for six weeks. …

Babies’ brains are wired to learn multiple languages at once

Any adult who has attempted to learn a foreign language can attest to how difficult and confusing it can be. So when a three-year-old growing up in a bilingual household inserts Spanish words into his English sentences, conventional wisdom assumes that he is confusing the two languages.<p>Research …

Language Learning

Things That Principals Know About Great Teachers

<b>I have had the privilege of working with many great teachers. These are some things that are true about them:</b><p><i>Great teachers don't always have the</i> …

The Bias of English Dominance

By Brian McDermott<p>I recently listened to a radio call in program about the subject of language loss where the host began the show by saying to his …

Language Learning

Information Avoidance: How People Select Their Own Reality

<i>By Shilo Rea</i>We live in an unprecedented "age of information," but we use very little of it. Dieters prefer not to look at the calories in their tasty …

Teachers must ditch 'neuromyth' of learning styles, say scientists

Eminent academics from worlds of neuroscience, education and psychology voice concerns over popularity of method<p>Teaching children according to their individual “learning style” does not achieve better results and should be ditched by schools in favour of evidence-based practice, according to …

Learning

Learning a language has a lot of benefits, including making you more tolerant

There are many benefits to knowing more than one language. For example, it has been shown that aging adults who speak more than one language have …

Language Learning

Telling another teacher how to teach? It's a sin, says leading academic

It is a sin to observe other teachers’ lessons simply to tell them how to teach, according to one of education’s most influential …

Mindset 2017: Moving Beyond the Pretty Posters - The Learning Challenge

Growth mindset is the belief that intelligence, talents and abilities can be developed. People guided by a growth mindset believe they can improve …

How language can affect the way we think

Keith Chen (TED Talk: Could your language affect your ability to save money?) might be an economist, but he wants to talk about language. For …