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Psychology - Pedagogy - 17.09.2020
Housing wealth matters for children’s mental health
Children growing up in families with expensive homes have fewer emotional and behavioural problems, finds new research led by the UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) based at the UCL Social Research Institute. The study, published today in Child Development, is one of the first to look at the links between family wealth and children's development.

Pedagogy - 26.08.2020
Low levels of wellbeing among children in Wales
Low levels of wellbeing among children in Wales
Children in Wales have some of the lowest levels of wellbeing among children across 35 countries, a team of Cardiff University researchers has found. The team, from the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research and Data (WISERD), surveyed over 2,600 children from across Wales about their own happiness, satisfaction and psychological wellbeing, as well as how respected they feel and their inclusion in decision-making processes.

Pedagogy - 18.08.2020
New study to consider how touchscreens affect pre-schoolers' play
New study to consider how touchscreens affect pre-schoolers’ play
A new research project will look at how touchscreens affect the way two and three year olds play and what impact this has on children's development. Leading the study is Dr Elena Hoicka , a senior lecturer in Psychology at the University of Bristol, whose research focus is on the role of creative play in early cognitive development.

Social Sciences - Pedagogy - 18.08.2020
Undocumented parents teach Latino kids to be overly cautious
Parents who are undocumented immigrants are more likely than documented parents to teach mistrust to their children and to be wary of interactions with law enforcement personnel and non-Latinos, say University of Michigan researchers. These messages, in turn, can lead to higher levels of depression among those adolescents, they say.

Pedagogy - Career - 29.07.2020
The future of work is flexible - says new study
Lockdown has also had a disproportionately negative impact on parents, especially mothers, with a majority noting that they have been carrying out more housework and care New research from the University of Kent and the University of Birmingham has found that mass homeworking during the COVID-19 lockdown has presented significant challenges for parents, particularly mothers, but has also changed the way that many people intend to work in the future.

Pedagogy - 28.07.2020
New Intelligent Science Stations Change Maker Spaces
Carnegie Mellon University researchers developed a new type of mixed-reality platform that can help children learn basic scientific concepts while experimenting in the physical world with the help of an AI agent. Makerspaces and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) learning spaces are becoming common fixtures in schools, libraries and museums.

Pedagogy - 16.07.2020
People with learning disabilities continue to die prematurely, new report shows
People with learning disabilities in England continue to die prematurely and from treatable causes of death, the latest annual report from the Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) programme shows. Treatable causes of death accounted for 403 per 100,000 deaths in people with learning disabilities, compared to just 83 per 100,000 deaths in the general population, according to the University of Bristol's 2019 LeDeR Annual Report.

Pedagogy - 15.07.2020
New way to measure educational success: ’Student capital’
Share on: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Researchers at the University of Michigan have come up with a new way to measure educational achievement by looking at the total effect of the many traits and abilities it takes for students to succeed in school. They call this quantity "student capital.” In the research reported in Science Advances, Christopher Quarles and colleagues at the U-M School of Information say it would be valuable if education efforts were focused on building skills and resources more broadly to improve this form of capital.

Environment - Pedagogy - 13.07.2020
Aims to bolster California’s safe-water efforts at child care facilities
Efforts to ensure safe drinking water for children need further support to reach their intended audience, according to an analysis of California's mandate requiring child care facilities to test their water for lead , known as AB 2370. The finding from the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation is part of a new report and policy brief that examine strategies for developing and implementing the state's testing and remediation program for those sites.

Pedagogy - Social Sciences - 08.07.2020
Kids who get on best with mum and dad top the class in maths
Kids who get on best with mum and dad top the class in maths
Children who have a harmonious relationship with their parents have the edge over their peers in maths, a new study by the University of Sussex reveals. The progress in maths made by year six pupils with the most harmonious relationships with their parents was a third higher compared to children with the least harmonious, according to the study published today by the Royal Society.

Social Sciences - Pedagogy - 02.07.2020
Greater support needed for carers of autistic children during lockdown
Families of autistic children have been greatly impacted by lockdown reveals a study by UCL, the University of East London and the University of Bedfordshire. It found that despite the relaxed legislation on lockdown measures for autistic people brought into effect in April, 86% of those surveyed still felt that the needs of autistic people and their families were not adequately planned for or addressed by officials during the pandemic.

Pedagogy - Social Sciences - 19.06.2020
Mums doing lion’s share of childcare and home-learning during lockdown - even when both parents work
Government and employers must take stock to ensure mothers' long-term employment prospects are not disproportionately impacted by lockdown Childcare responsibilities during lockdown are not being shared equally between working parents, psychologists at the University of Sussex have found. Inequalities between parents for childcare and domestic duties have increased during the Covid-19 period.

Pedagogy - Health - 16.06.2020
Children show increase in mental health difficulties over COVID-19 lockdown
Parents/carers of children aged 4-10 years of age reported that over a one-month period in lockdown, they saw increases in their child's emotional difficulties, such as feeling unhappy, worried, being clingy and experiencing physical symptoms associated with worry, according to early results from the Co-SPACE study, asking parents and carers about their children's mental health through the COVID-19 crisis.

Psychology - Pedagogy - 02.06.2020
Mobile technology may support kids learning to recognize emotions in photos of faces
Yalda T. Uhls is child psychologist and researcher at UCLA, who studies how media affect children. She is the author of the book “Media Moms & Digital Dads: A Fact Not Fear Approach to Parenting in the Digital Age.? This article originally appeared in The Conversation. An essential social skill is understanding emotion.

Pedagogy - Social Sciences - 21.05.2020
Enrichment Programs Help Children Build Knowledge
New research suggests enrichment programs help children solidify the information they have added to their wall of knowledge How humans organize information plays an integral role in memory, reasoning and the ability to acquire new knowledge. In the absence of routine education programs, the pandemic is exacerbating the disparities in educational opportunities available for children to develop new skills.

Psychology - Pedagogy - 07.05.2020
Do I look mad? Reading facial cues with the touch-screen generation
Are today's children, who grew up with mobile technology from birth, worse at reading emotions and picking up cues from people's faces than children who didn't grow up with tablets and smar tp hones' A new UCLA psychology study suggests today's kids are all right. Infancy and early childhood are critical developmental phases during which children learn to interpret important non-verbal cues such as facial expressions, tone of voice and gestures.

Pedagogy - Health - 06.05.2020
'Terrible twos' not inevitable: with engaged parenting, happy babies can become happy toddlers
’Terrible twos’ not inevitable: with engaged parenting, happy babies can become happy toddlers
Parents should not feel pressured to make their young children undertake structured learning or achieve specific tasks, particularly during lockdown. A new study of children under the age of two has found that parents who take a more flexible approach to their child's learning can - for children who were easy babies - minimise behavioural problems during toddlerhood.

Pedagogy - 14.04.2020
How families can use technology to juggle childcare and remote life
How families can use technology to juggle childcare and remote life
With thousands of schools and preschools closed and many states under "stay-at-home” orders to try to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, families are facing a tough situation: trying to work - possibly remotely - while simultaneously being responsible for their children's education. University of Washington researchers are beginning a national study to help families discover technology that helps them both successfully navigate home-based learning and combat social isolation.

Life Sciences - Pedagogy - 27.02.2020
Learning difficulties due to poor connectivity, not specific brain regions
Learning difficulties due to poor connectivity, not specific brain regions
Different learning difficulties do not correspond to specific regions of the brain, as previously thought, say researchers at the University of Cambridge. Instead poor connectivity between 'hubs' within the brain is much more strongly related to children's difficulties. Between 14-30% of children and adolescents worldwide have learning difficulties severe enough to require additional support.

Pedagogy - 27.02.2020
For children, food insecurity means not only hunger but also stress, sadness
Parents who experience food insecurity might think they're protecting their children from their family's food situation by eating less or different foods so their children can be spared. But a new study led by University of Michigan researchers shows that children know more about food insecurity-the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food-than their parents give them credit for.

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