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Pedagogy - 26.07.2022
New AI system using light to learn associatively
New AI system using light to learn associatively
New AI uses associative learning techniques rather than AI's traditional neural networks to challenge the conventional wisdom that artificial neurons and synapses are the sole building blocks of AI. Researchers at Oxford University's Department of Materials, working in collaboration with colleagues from Exeter and Munster have developed an on-chip optical processor capable of detecting similarities in datasets up to 1,000 times faster than conventional machine learning algorithms running on electronic processors.

Psychology - Pedagogy - 14.06.2022
Pre-school play with friends lowers risk of mental health problems later
Pre-school play with friends lowers risk of mental health problems later
Children who learn to play well with others at pre-school age tend to enjoy better mental health as they get older, new research shows. The findings provide the first clear evidence that -peer play ability-, the capacity to play successfully with other children, has a protective effect on mental health.

Pedagogy - 09.06.2022
Lifestyle of both parents during pregnancy affects growth curve of girls during first year of life
Researcher Vickà Versele (VUB-KU Leuven) focuses with the TRANSPARENTS research project on the changes in body composition and lifestyle in couples having their first child. Her recent study - published in the international journal Pediatric Obesity - now shows that the lifestyle of mom and dad at the beginning of pregnancy has an impact on the weight curve during the first year of life for girls, but not for boys.

Pedagogy - 07.06.2022
Underperforming schools need more support to avoid downward spiral
Underperforming schools need more support to avoid downward spiral
Schools with consistently less than "good" Ofsted grades will find it difficult to improve without further support, according to new research led by IOE, UCL's Faculty of Education and Society. Published today, the report "'Stuck' schools: Can below good Ofsted inspections prevent sustainable improvement?" explores the underperformance of 580 schools in England that consistently received less than "good" Ofsted inspection grades between 2005 to 2018.

Pedagogy - 17.05.2022
Remote classes affected students and teachers differently worldwide
May 17, 2022 Researchers used data science to examine experiences in developed and developing countries By As schools moved to a mode of emergency response teaching (ERT) at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there were distinct differences in the effect it had on students and teachers whether they were in developed or developing countries, a new study shows.

Pedagogy - 19.04.2022
Girls Excel in Language Arts Early, Which May Explain the STEM Gender Gap in Adults
New research from UC San Diego's Rady School of Management links parental investments in early life with long-term education impacts For most of us, when we make major career choices, we tend to lean into what we're good at. According to new findings from the University of California San Diego's Rady School of Management, such skills may develop early in childhood and there can be significant differences depending on gender.

Pedagogy - Health - 11.04.2022
Trial reveals benefits of text message support on children’s bedtime routines
A proof-of-concept study of an intervention which sends support and information to parents at bedtime by text message has been shown to improve the quality of their children's sleep. Devised by researchers at The Universities of Manchester, the system - costing under £2 per family for a weekwas also shown to improve the overall quality of bedtime routines as well as parental mood.

Pedagogy - 31.03.2022
Married mothers who earn more than their husbands take on an even greater share of housework
Married mothers who earn more than their husbands take on an even greater share of housework
Married couples may be trying to compensate for deviating from the entrenched gender norm of -male breadwinner- While new mothers frequently take on a greater share of housework than their spouses, this effect is even more pronounced in mothers who earn more than fathers, new research from the University of Bath shows.

Pedagogy - Social Sciences - 02.03.2022
Researchers from UPF are working with young people in the Raval district to boost audiovisual media as a tool for social transformation
The project SMOOTH gathers 11 European universities that will study whether -educational commons- can act as catalysts to reverse social inequalities among young people and children. UPF is to undertake the performance of two case studies in Barcelona on which work will be carried out with the entities AEI Raval and ElParlante.

Pedagogy - Health - 22.02.2022
One in three young people say they felt happier during lockdown
One in three young people say they felt happier during lockdown
One in three young people say their mental health and wellbeing improved during COVID-19 lockdown measures, with potential contributing factors including feeling less lonely, avoiding bullying and getting more sleep and exercise, according to researchers at the universities of Cambridge and Oxford.

Psychology - Pedagogy - 07.02.2022
Western researchers zero in on math anxiety
If long division or finding the lowest common denominator makes your kids' palms sweat, it may be a case math anxiety. And scientists are finding it's a condition many students around the world are experiencing. Psychologists at Western University studied data from more than one million students across the globe and found not only is math anxiety a real phenomenon but as a result, performance is also greatly affected.

Pedagogy - Psychology - 07.02.2022
Doll play prompts children to talk about others' thoughts and emotions - new study
Doll play prompts children to talk about others’ thoughts and emotions - new study
Playing with dolls can prompt children to talk about others' thoughts and emotions, according to the latest findings of a multi-year study from neuroscientists at Cardiff University. The data expands on research exploring the impact of doll play on children, conducted by experts from the School of Psychology's Centre for Human Developmental Science and commissioned by Mattel.

Pedagogy - Psychology - 04.02.2022
Happier kids get better test results
Happier kids get better test results
Students' NAPLAN results are linked to far more than their time spent on homework, new research from The Australian National University (ANU) and Gradient Institute has found. The researchers found subjective well-being has a significant impact on academic performance. In a study of 3,400 students, the researchers found that self-reported levels of depression had a large, negative effect on their NAPLAN results months later.

Health - Pedagogy - 27.01.2022
Schools and the pandemic: Simulation model allows for safe operation
Schools and the pandemic: Simulation model allows for safe operation
Developed during the ongoing pandemic, but expandable to different needs: Austrian scientists develop simulation model for keeping schools open safely during a pandemic. A year ago, the whole world was engaged in discussing the issue of opening schools during a pandemic: is it irresponsible to send children to school, or can schools be reopened safely if enough prevention measures are in place? A research team at the Complexity Science Hub Vienna (CSH) wanted to add some evidence to the discussion.

Pedagogy - 17.01.2022
Improving reading skills through action video games
Improving reading skills through action video games
 An Italian-Swiss team demonstrates children reading skills can be improved through a novel child-friendly action video game. What if video games, instead of being an obstacle to literacy, could actually help children improve their reading abilities? A team from the University of Geneva has joined forces with scientists from the University of Trento in Italy to test an action video game for children, which would enhance reading skills.

Pedagogy - 13.12.2021
The gift of technical literacy: researchers advise educating children this holiday season
Researchers at SFU's School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT) urge parents and guardians to educate their children on the potential risks associated with biowearable technology devices when gifting this holiday season. Biowearable technology devices, or biowearables, are interactive smart devices worn on-body, such as smart watches and fitness trackers.

Pedagogy - 22.11.2021
Kids, teens believe girls aren’t interested in computer science
Children as young as age 6 develop ideas that girls are less interested than boys in computer science and engineering - stereotypes that can extend into the late teens and contribute to a gender gap in STEM college courses and related careers. New research from the University of Houston and the University of Washington, published Nov.

Pedagogy - 11.11.2021
Modified formula milk not linked to better academic performance
Modified formula milk not linked to better academic performance
Babies who were given nutritionally modified formula milk had the same maths and English exam results as children who were given standard formula milk by age 16, finds a major new study led by UCL researchers that links seven randomised controlled trials to school performance re Scientists from the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (GOS ICH) and the UCL Institute of Education, who published their findings in the BMJ today, used a

Campus - Pedagogy - 03.11.2021
Coping with COVID: Understanding the impacts on year 12 students
Cancelled milestones and missed rites of passage are just some of many impacts COVID-19 has had on final year students, with a Monash University study finding social events play a big role in motivating students to cope with the stresses of year 12. The study into the experiences of year 12 students in 2020 found that social activities and celebrations that symbolise the completion of school, like valedictory dinners, school formals and 18th birthdays, were not just a question of enjoyment, but also helped students stay motivated and manage their stress during a high-stakes year.

Pedagogy - 20.10.2021
Children’s screen time surged during pandemic: study
Children have been spending almost triple the recommended amount of screen time during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new Western-led study. Published in the  Journal of Affective Disorders Reports, the research found that, on average, children had nearly six hours of screen time each day. Some children in the study were on their screens even longer, at a staggering 13 hours a day.
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