Posts for Learning
‘They’ll give me a detention but it’ll be worth it’ – a climate scientist interviews his climate striking daughter
Ink Drop/Shutterstock Mark Maslin, UCL Extinction rebellion, the climate strikes, Greta Thunberg and even the BBC and Netflix have changed the conversation on climate change. Even more than I expected […]
Curious Kids: why do pets have dark eyes while humans have mostly white eyes?
Sometimes kids ask the best questions. Most of the time, actually … I spy with my little eye… Shutterstock. Jonathan Denniss, University of Bradford CC BY-ND Curious Kids is a […]
The Open University secures £50M investment in social learning platform FutureLearn
SEEK Group will invest £50m to become a joint, 50% owner of The Open University’s FutureLearn social learning platform in a deal thought to be the largest ever private-sector EdTech […]
Free sanitary products in all primary schools from 2020
Free sanitary products will be offered to girls in all primary schools in England from early next year, under plans announced by the Department for Education. The Government committed to […]
Dogs in the classroom – coming to a school near you soon?
shutterstock Diahann Gallard, Liverpool John Moores University When you think about your own school days, you might have had a furry friend to keep you company in the classroom – […]
Poorer children’s summer holiday experiences linked with worse mental well-being
Children from poorer families are more likely to be lonely and hungry during the summer holidays. Antonio Guillem/Shutterstock Kelly Morgan, Cardiff University and Graham Moore, Cardiff University For most children […]
Not all autistic people are good at maths and science – despite the stereotypes
shutterstock James McGrath, Leeds Beckett University Despite increased awareness of autism and the impact it can have on people’s lives, many autistic people continue to struggle against misleading stereotypes. Being […]