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A Canadian college is following the K-12 education trend towards more student-centered, hands-on, and interdisciplinary teaching.
About half the genetic contribution to a child’s reading ability also shapes how math-savvy she is, a big study of twins finds. But there’s still no telling exactly which genes are involved.
At the Quest To Learn School, curriculum experts and game designers work together to reimagine what school might look like if it drew its inspiration from video games.
At Swiss Waldkindergartens, or forest kindergartens, children spend all of their school days playing outdoors, no matter the weather. Instead of math or literacy requirements, they focus on the social interaction and emotional well-being found in free play.
Researchers in the fairly new field of music neuroscience are finding that kids who learn to play a musical instrument also develop important skills related to literacy, math and mental focus.
Teachers at a Norwegian school use video games to teach everything from language and literature, to ethics, art, and science.
An exhibit designer at the Boston Children’s Museum says kids are ‘natural scientists,’ and she wants to create experiences that cater to them.
A low-tech teaching technique used by a MIT researcher calls into questions many of the maxims about personalized, student-driven learning upheld by the education technology industry.
What if teachers used video games as texts? How can educators teach kids to think critically about the underlying messages in commercial games and leverage video games for their ability to engage students and provoke conversation.