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The dying art of storytelling in the classroom

shutterstock Catherine Heinemeyer, York St John University Storytelling may be as old as the hills but it remains one of the most effective tools for teaching and learning. A good […]

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How to help autistic children socialise in school

shutterstock Rebecca Wood, University of Birmingham It’s not hard to find representations in films or on the television of fictional autistic people with poor social skills and who struggle to […]

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Plastics in oceans are mounting, but evidence on harm is surprisingly weak

Making waves. armando constantino Ted Henry, Heriot-Watt University and Ana Catarino, Heriot-Watt University Plastics in the world’s oceans are set to treble in the next ten years, according to a […]

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Stephen Hawking: Martin Rees looks back on colleague’s spectacular success against all odds

Lwp Kommunikáció/Flickr, CC BY-SA Martin Rees, University of Cambridge Soon after I enrolled as a graduate student at Cambridge University in 1964, I encountered a fellow student, two years ahead […]

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Teenagers aren’t reading enough tough books – here’s why they should worry

Shutterstock. Keith Topping, University of Dundee We may be living in the digital age, but reading books is still a big part of growing up. And the books that young […]

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How much do children participate in sport?

From the Office of National Statistics: Children aged 8 to 15 in the UK spent just over an hour (68 minutes) of their leisure time on average per day taking […]

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Will the weather get worse in 2018? What the experts say

EPA, CC BY-SA Lindsay Beevers, Heriot-Watt University Last year unleashed some catastrophic weather across the world. At the beginning of 2017, Australia experienced one of the hottest summers on record […]

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Five things to think about when choosing a school for your child

Ceri Brown, University of Bath In today’s educational climate of league tables, exam results and Ofsted reports, many parents may believe this is all the information needed to decide which […]

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David Attenborough’s Sea Dragon – and the science behind a tantalising prehistoric ‘murder mystery’

How the fossilised creature may have looked in its heyday. BBC Pictures Dean Lomax, University of Manchester Sea Dragon, you ask? It sounds as if David Attenborough has decided to […]

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Record numbers of children are now homeschooled, but who’s keeping an eye on the parents?

shutterstock Martin Myers, University of Portsmouth Nearly 30,000 children in the UK were educated at home in the 2016 to 2017 academic year. This is an almost 100% increase from […]

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