Anxiety, depression, burnout rising as college students prepare to return to campus. Experts at Ohio State create checklist to promote and protect student mental health. A new “return to campus” survey led by The Ohio State University’s Office of the Chief Wellness Officer finds rising rates of anxiety, depression, burnout […]

Small children learn language at a pace far faster than teenagers or adults. One explanation for this learning advantage comes not from differences between children and adults, but from the differences in the way that people talk to children and adults. For the first time, a team of researchers developed […]

Scientists tested Bolivia’s indigenous Tsimane’ people (bottom left), U.S. adults and children and macaque monkeys on their thinking patterns when arranging sequences. Credit: Photo courtesy of Stephen Ferrigno The neural computations of human and non-human primates shed new light on the evolution of language. Humans and monkeys may not speak […]

Brooke Cagle/Unsplash Searching online has many educational benefits. For instance, one study foundstudents who used advanced online search strategies also had higher grades at university. But spending more time online does not guarantee better online skills. Instead, a student’s ability to successfully search online increases with guidance and explicit instruction. Young people tend to assume they […]

Credit: Jamesboy Nuchaikong/Shutterstock) Ah, adolescence. A time of change, of navigating awkward social situations, figuring out who you are, maybe holding down that first job or focusing on extracurriculars — all while juggling the demands of school. And for most teens, managing all of this happens on too little sleep. To […]

Attending an elite university appears to play a comparatively small role in determining a graduate’s starting salary. Shutterstock As the deadline for applications for mid-year admission to university approaches, prospective students face two important choices: what to study, and at which university. If past experience is any guide, places at the Group of […]

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, recently re-elected, has overseen budget boosts for science, but many researchers distrust his government’s intentions. AP PHOTO/DARKO VOJINOVIC In early April, several days after Viktor Orbán secured his third consecutive term—and fourth overall—as Hungarian prime minister with a landslide victory for his conservative party, the […]

Media education opportunities should be more frequently available in schools to ensure young Australians meaningfully engage with news media. Shutterstock In September 2017, we conducted Australia’s first nationally representative survey focused on young Australians’ news engagement practices. Our survey of 1,000 young Australians aged eight to 16 indicated that while roughly […]

By Peter Gray Ph.D.Freedom to Learn The cat is slowly scratching its way out of the bag.  Ever more people are becoming aware of the colossal waste of money, tragic waste of young people’s time, and cruel imposition of stress and anxietyproduced by our coercive educational system. Source: Google Images filtered for reuse […]

The lack of skilled teachers is the biggest problem, the report found GETTY IMAGES More than half of England’s secondary schools, 54%, did not offer GCSE computer science in 2015-16, a report from the Royal Society has found. It urged the government to increase spending on computer education tenfold over […]