Why do Asian children perform so well at maths? There is a common belief that Asians are naturally gifted at maths. Asian countries like Singapore and Japan lead the ranks in first and second position on maths performance in the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) tables – an […]


Reading is a complicated task and it can go wrong in many different ways. As researchers who study dyslexia, we often read articles or overhear conversations that completely misunderstand what dyslexia is – or how it can be treated. Dyslexia is the term used to describe someone with reading […]


Research shows that female academics and those with family commitments were more likely to be bullied. A study of more than 22,000 university staff shows that academics in regional universities were more likely to experience bullying compared to those at other types of universities. The survey, which looked at […]


(Roy Shakespeare/LOOP IMAGES/Loop Images/Corbis) Unschooling—child-directed learning—is “the final and most extreme frontier in the broader cultural shift toward ‘child-centred’ parenting,” says the Globe and Mail. Unlike more traditional homeschooling, in which parents “try to replicate the formal curriculum of the school system in the home,” says University Affairs, unschooling “encourages kids to do pretty much whatever […]