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Bilingual language program for babies: online training for teachers
on January 23, 2020 at 4:59 PM
A study shows that a bilingual language program for babies can reach more families, and instructors, through online training for teachers.
A new method for boosting the learning of mathematics
on December 23, 2019 at 5:28 PM
How can mathematics learning in primary school be facilitated? Scientists have developed an intervention to promote the learning of math in school. Named ACE-ArithmEcole, the program is designed to help schoolchildren surpass their intuitions and rely instead on the use of arithmetic principles. More than half (50.5%) of the students who took part in the intervention were able to solve difficult problems, as compared to 29.8% for pupils who followed the standard course of study.
Genes and family are biggest predictor of academic success
on December 18, 2019 at 8:34 PM
Whether children will enjoy academic success can be now predicted at birth, a new study suggests. The study found that parents' socioeconomic status and children's inherited DNA differences are powerful predictors of educational achievement.
Smaller class sizes not always better for pupils, multinational study shows
on December 16, 2019 at 1:11 AM
A new statistical analysis of data from a long-term study on the teaching of mathematics and science has found that smaller class sizes are not always associated with better pupil performance and achievement.
Students do better in school when they can understand, manage emotions
on December 12, 2019 at 2:59 PM
Students who are better able to understand and manage their emotions effectively, a skill known as emotional intelligence, do better at school than their less skilled peers, as measured by grades and standardized test scores.