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Social Sciences - Pedagogy - 22.07.2024
Crypto scams claim victims across the socioeconomic spectrum
A University of Queensland-led study has found consumer vulnerability to cryptocurrency investment scams has little to do with socioeconomic status. Associate Professor Levon Blue in UQ's Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Engagement and affiliated with the School of Education said the biggest vulnerabilities for consumers were concerns over security, unsolicited advice, limited options for learning and a lack of financial and IT literacy.

Pedagogy - 05.07.2024
Whether Children Lie Depends on the Social Environment
Whether Children Lie Depends on the Social Environment
Parents and upbringing play a major role in determining how often children lie. This behavior can be positively influenced with simple measures. This is shown by a new study by economists from Würzburg, Bonn and Oxford. Everyone lies - some more, some less. Children are no different. An international team of economists has now investigated the influence of the parental home and upbringing.

Psychology - Pedagogy - 26.06.2024
A robot friend for vision treatment
A robot friend for vision treatment
It's a potentially life-altering medical condition typically diagnosed in childhood. The good news is treatment works well if followed properly. The bad news is the treatment is hard to stick to. An interdisciplinary team of University of Waterloo researchers is trying to improve treatment adherence through use of a social robot that can educate and motivate children and their caregivers.

Pedagogy - 07.06.2024
Papiamentu should be a structural part of reading instruction on ABC islands
On the islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao, children until recently only learned to read in a language foreign to them: Dutch. It was not until 2001 that their native language, Papiamentu, was also introduced as a language of instruction in primary schools. Sociologist and educational expert Melissa van der Elst-Koeiman studied the bilingual reading development of children in the senior years of primary school on the islands.

Health - Pedagogy - 15.04.2024
How trauma gets ’under the skin’
A University of Michigan study has shown that traumatic experiences during childhood may get "under the skin- later in life, impairing the muscle function of people as they age. The study examined the function of skeletal muscle of older adults paired with surveys of adverse events they had experienced in childhood.

Social Sciences - Pedagogy - 03.04.2024
Puppets could offer valuable support for autistic teenagers
Puppets could offer valuable support for autistic teenagers
Puppets could potentially provide autistic teens with a tool to communicate, express their identity and interact socially in ways that are uniquely their own, according to a new study by Dr Olivia Karaolis, lecturer in special and inclusive education. Ms Katherine Hannaford, a teacher librarian at Macquarie Fields High School in Sydney has been teaching students with autism for 20 years and is an expert in puppet making and play-based learning.

Economics - Pedagogy - 28.03.2024
Is it the school, or the students?
Study shows perceptions of "good" schools are heavily dependent on the preparation of the students entering them. Are schools that feature strong test scores highly effective, or do they mostly enroll students who are already well-prepared for success? A study co-authored by MIT scholars concludes that widely disseminated school quality ratings reflect the preparation and family background of their students as much or more than a school's contribution to learning gains.

Pedagogy - 21.03.2024
Parents willing to discuss child gender identity with doctors
Study: Acceptability of Screening for Gender Identity in a National Sample of Parents with Young Children (DOI: 10.1089/trgh. Most parents of young children are willing to discuss their child's gender identity with their pediatrician, according to a new University of Michigan and University of Pennsylvania study.

Mathematics - Pedagogy - 07.03.2024
Drawings of mathematical problems predict their resolution
Drawings of mathematical problems predict their resolution
Scientists show that our mental representations of mathematical problems influence our strategies for solving them. Solving arithmetic problems, even simple subtractions, involves mental representations whose influence remains to be clarified. Visualizing these representations would enable us to better understand our reasoning and adapt our teaching methods.

Life Sciences - Pedagogy - 29.02.2024
EcoFABs Could Lead to Better Bioenergy Crops
A greater understanding of how plants and microbes work together to store vast amounts of atmospheric carbon in the soil will help in the design of better bioenergy crops for the fight against climate change. Deciphering the mechanics of this mutually beneficial relationship is challenging, however, as conditions in nature are extremely difficult for scientists to replicate in the laboratory.

Sport - Pedagogy - 26.02.2024
Young men have more gender stereotypes in sport than women
Young men have more gender stereotypes in sport than women
Researchers from the Universitat de València and the Catholic University of Valencia have demonstrated a change of mentality towards gender stereotypes in sport in young men.

Health - Pedagogy - 26.02.2024
Anything-in-anything-out: a new modular AI model
Researchers at EPFL have developed a new, uniquely modular machine learning model for flexible decision-making. It is able to input any mode of text, video, image, sound, and time-series and then output any number, or combination, of predictions. We've all'heard of Large Language Models, or LLMs - massive scale deep learning models trained on huge amounts of text that form the basis for chatbots like OpenAI's ChatGPT.

Health - Pedagogy - 22.02.2024
Decreasing sedentary time in class reduces obesity in children
Introducing more movement into lessons led to an 8% reduction in children's waist-to-height ratio, according to new research from UCL and the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health (ISEH). The study, published in Obesity Facts , is the first scientific assessment of the impact that reducing sedentary behaviour in the classroom has on obesity in primary school children.

Social Sciences - Pedagogy - 22.02.2024
Living in a violent neighborhood affects children’s brain development
Study (PDF): Exposure to Community Violence as a Mechanism Linking Neighborhood Disadvantage to Amygdala Reactivity and the Protective Role of Parental Nurturance Living in neighborhoods with high levels of violence can affect children's development by changing the way that a part of the brain detects and responds to potential threats, which could lead to poorer mental health and other negative outcomes.

Pedagogy - 22.02.2024
Lessons learned: Urban charter schools demonstrate potential to improve student performance
While the merits of charter schools vs. traditional public schools are well-documented, some charter schools in urban areas can dramatically improve student achievement, especially among disadvantaged students, says a University of Michigan researcher. Sarah Cohodes , associate professor of public policy at U-M's Ford School of Public Policy, and colleague Susha Roy of the RAND Corporation analyzed 40 previous charter school studies that used admission lotteries to compare similar students who did or did not enroll.

Health - Pedagogy - 21.02.2024
School enrollment during COVID-19: U-M study reveals racial disparities
Student enrollment in districts that provided in-person schooling in fall 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic showed a greater decline among nonwhite students than white students. But in districts that offered virtual learning, the opposite was true, according to a University of Michigan study. The results , published in the journal PNAS, are consistent with the fact that communities of color faced greater risks from COVID-19 and reported less trust in medical and social institutions.

Health - Pedagogy - 21.02.2024
New tool can assess the climate of equity and inclusion in medical schools
Getting timely and recurrent data on the state of equity and inclusion in medical schools has been challenging. A new tool could change that. Yale researchers have developed a new tool that can assess the state of equity and inclusion in medical school learning environments and provide feedback on how schools can make improvements.

Career - Pedagogy - 12.02.2024
An innovation engine: adapting a successful learning model
Applying the benefits from WE Accelerate work-integrated learning pilot for first-year co-op students to different learners By Matthew King Co-operative Education and Experiential Education In 2020, the negative impact of the global pandemic was particularly challenging for co-op students in their first work term.