Amy Rebecca Whittle

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How a theory of intelligence can improve the way your child learns

© 2008-2015 Gwen Dewar, Ph.D., all rights reserved<p>What is your theory of intelligence? In East Asian countries, people often take the view that …

National Academy of Sciences

Children should be allowed to get bored, expert says

<b>Children should be allowed to get bored so they can develop their innate ability to be creative, an education expert says.</b><p>Dr Teresa Belton told the BBC cultural expectations that children should be constantly active could hamper the development of their imagination<p>She quizzed author Meera Syal and …

Creativity

Early schooling "damages" children and how reading boosts maths skills

This week's research round up includes: what Welsh schools spend their disadvantaged pupil grant on and how public speaking can improve test results<p>Avid readers do better at maths<p>Children who read for pleasure are likely to make more progress in maths, vocabulary and spelling compared to those who …

Maths advantage for pupils who read for pleasure

<b>Children who read for pleasure are likely to do better in maths and English than those who rarely read in their free time, research suggests.</b><p>The study, by the Institute of Education, London University, examined the reading habits of 6,000 children.<p>It indicated reading for pleasure was more …

Education

Top 12 Ways Technology Changed Learning

In the 21st century, technology has changed the ways in which we communicate and go about our lives. Very few educators would disagree with the …

How our children stopped learning to read

<b>Today is a big day for primary schools.</b><p>The Key Stage 2 performance tables have just been published. Primary schools need at least 60 per cent of their 11-year-old pupils to achieve a good (Level 4) standard across reading, writing and maths in SATS exams - or risk being closed.<p><b>And this morning’s</b> …

Our Education System Is Killing Creativity

Employers need innovative minds, but this talent is increasingly hard to come by, because people are discouraged to think outside the box throughout their lives.<p>It all starts with our education system, which then influences the way our companies are run, and the way we think, argued Sir Ken …

Education

Why Finland's Unorthodox Education System Is The Best In The World

The rankings combined international test results and data such as graduation rates between 2006 and 2010, the BBC reports.<p>For Finland, this is no fluke. Since it implemented huge education reforms 40 years ago, the country's school system has consistently come in at the top for the international …

Education

The Classroom of 2024: Four future hallmarks

What does the future hold for classrooms? How can 10 years impact education?<p>Ten years may not seem like much, but it’s enough time for …

6 Types of Play: How Children's Play Becomes More Social

Play is a serious business.<p>The pioneering developmental psychologist Lev Vygotsky thought that, in the preschool years, play is the leading source of …

Childhood music lessons 'leave lasting brain boost'

<b>Learning a musical instrument as a child gives the brain a boost that lasts long into adult life, say scientists.</b><p>Adults who used to play an instrument, even if they have not done so in decades, have a faster brain response to speech sounds, research suggests.<p>The more years of practice during …

The Brain