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 […]

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Eco-engineering comp for 7-19 year olds

Any budding eco-engineers out there? The government has today (21 May 2019) launched a competition for 7 to 19-year-olds to design the electric vehicle charge points of the future, inspiring […]

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How to overcome a fear of maths

shutterstock Alexei Vernitski, University of Essex; Ian Daly, University of Essex, and Jake Bourgaize, University of Essex It’s fair to say maths is not everyone’s favourite subject. In fact, for […]

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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 […]

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GCSEs – modular or linear?

Ofqual and Oxford University’s Centre for Educational Assessment will today publish the findings of a 3-year joint research project on the impact of modular and linear exam structures at GCSE. Academics […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 – […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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