29 décembre 2016

Six things all schools should consider before adding mental health lessons to the curriculum

The ConversationBy . Current estimates suggest that one in ten children have a clinically diagnosed mental health or behavioural problem, so it’s not hard to see why the idea of “mental health literacy” – or mental health lessons in schools – is going mainstream. More...

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PISA global education rankings are the road to ruin – here’s why

The ConversationBy . No doubt twitchy politicians and nervous bureaucrats are still digesting the triennial OECD test scores on international educational achievement. From all the media coverage, one thing is abundantly clear: this arithmetic continues its rise as vehicle of choice for social, economic and cultural improvement worldwide. More...

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How ‘neuroparenting’ is sapping the joy out of family life

The ConversationBy . The concept of “neuroparenting” is making great waves among parents at the moment, with claims that neuroscience and new knowledge about brain development can help us to know “once and for all” how children ought to be raised. More...

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It’s time to rethink teacher training

The ConversationBy . Over the past six years, we’ve had calls for teachers to be trained in everything from protecting girls from female genital mutilation to knowing how to recognise mental health issues in students.
And the list of what teachers “should” or “could” be trained in is now very long. More...

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Is there really a link between school performance and the Brexit vote?

The ConversationBy . Michael Wilshaw, the outgoing head of schools inspectorate Ofsted, claimed in a recent interview that there was a direct link between the failure of schools to improve and the vote in favour of Brexit. More...

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Why higher levels of education don’t necessarily mean higher levels of tolerance

The ConversationBy . It’s often said that a person’s tolerance rises with their education level. So on this basis, the higher a person’s educational attainment is, the more likely they are to accept racial or ethnic minorities. More...

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Babies don’t need sleep coaches – but sometimes their parents do

The ConversationBy . Many new parents are often surprised by just how much their baby sleeps – waking only to feed. But once the novelty wears off, it is the waking, not the sleeping, that often causes parents the most problems. More...

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How community digs can inspire the next generation of archaeologists

The ConversationBy . The saying goes the past should be left in the past, but not of course when it comes to archaeology. In fact, if recent figures are anything to go by, it seems many of us can’t get enough of the past influencing our present – over 70% of adults visited a historic site in England within the last year. More...

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Is Santa sexist if he gives your daughter a doll for Christmas?

The ConversationBy . There is clear evidence that children over the age of two years typically prefer toys stereotyped to their own sex, but studies involving young babies have to rely on interpretation of their visual behaviour as they are shown toys, or pictures of toys, in a laboratory setting. More...

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Why girls are put off studying computer science

The ConversationBy . Despite the phenomenal rise in computing over the last 50 years, the birth of the internet, and our ever increasing reliance on technology, women are still not engaging with computer science at the same rate as men. More...

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