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Graduates make most of free degrees

Graduates make most of free degrees | Evidence-Based Training & Education | Scoop.it
Students are making the most of flexible learning to graduate from a university they don't have to pay for.
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University Of The People, By The people, For The People.

This is a magnificent initiative by Shai Reshef, an Israeli entrepreneur, who believes that access to higher education is a basic right that should be available to all.


The university was recently granted official accreditation from the US Distance Education and Training Council. 

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Government “must up its game” on evidence-based policymaking | Civil Service World

Government “must up its game” on evidence-based policymaking | Civil Service World | Evidence-Based Training & Education | Scoop.it
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Inventor Sir James Dyson sets up college to tackle skills shortage - BBC News

Inventor Sir James Dyson sets up college to tackle skills shortage - BBC News | Evidence-Based Training & Education | Scoop.it
Inventor Sir James Dyson is setting up his own technology institute to tackle the shortage of engineers.
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What exactly do universities teach nowadays?  
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University opens without any teachers - BBC News

University opens without any teachers - BBC News | Evidence-Based Training & Education | Scoop.it
A university for coding without any teachers has opened in California this month.
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"Peer-to-peer learning develops students with the confidence to search for solutions by themselves, often in quite creative and ingenious ways."


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To Boost Memory: Study, Wait, Then Exercise

To Boost Memory: Study, Wait, Then Exercise | Evidence-Based Training & Education | Scoop.it
Exercise helps us learn — but when we exercise matters.
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Language juggling rewires bilingual brain

Language juggling rewires bilingual brain | Evidence-Based Training & Education | Scoop.it
Bilinguals use and learn language in ways that change their minds and brains, which has consequences—many positive, according to Judith F. Kroll, a Penn State cognitive scientist.
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How Germany abolished tuition fees - BBC News

How Germany abolished tuition fees - BBC News | Evidence-Based Training & Education | Scoop.it
How have German universities been able to abolish tuition fees when English universities are charging £9,000?
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Can you win at anything if you practise hard enough?

Can you win at anything if you practise hard enough? | Evidence-Based Training & Education | Scoop.it
Does practice make perfect? An experiment examines whether learning is more about hard work than natural ability.
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The weaker sex

The weaker sex | Evidence-Based Training & Education | Scoop.it
“IT’S all to do with their brains and bodies and chemicals,” says Sir Anthony Seldon, the master of Wellington College, a posh English boarding school....
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Chinese Students: Georgia on their minds

Chinese Students: Georgia on their minds | Evidence-Based Training & Education | Scoop.it
MILLIONS of Chinese have dreamed of attending Harvard University. “Harvard Girl”, a how-to manual published in 2000 by the parents of one successful applicant,...
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Ucas to include European universities

Ucas to include European universities | Evidence-Based Training & Education | Scoop.it
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This ultimately means more competition for UK universities - in particular from the Netherlands and Germany (where tuition fees were scrapped this year).

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Mindfulness-based program in schools making a positive impact, study finds

Mindfulness-based program in schools making a positive impact, study finds | Evidence-Based Training & Education | Scoop.it
A social and emotional learning program started by Academy Award winning actress Goldie Hawn to help school children improve their learning abilities, be more caring, and less stressed is now backed by new scientific evidence.
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‘Thousand Talents’ academic return scheme under review - University World News

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London schools outperform the rest of England

London schools outperform the rest of England | Evidence-Based Training & Education | Scoop.it
“Now we’ve got the best schools in the country [in London]. This isn’t as well about rich and poor areas, some of the best schools in London now, a
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Teenagers 'ill-prepared' over finances - BBC News

Teenagers 'ill-prepared' over finances - BBC News | Evidence-Based Training & Education | Scoop.it
Youngsters aged 16 and 17 need last-minute financial education before adulthood, an advice service says.
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New theory debunks consensus that math abilities are innate

New theory debunks consensus that math abilities are innate | Evidence-Based Training & Education | Scoop.it
A new theory regarding how the brain first learns basic math could alter approaches to identifying and teaching students with math learning disabilities. Published in the Behavioral and Brain Sciences journal, Ben-Gurio
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Four neuromyths that are still prevalent in schools – debunked

Four neuromyths that are still prevalent in schools – debunked | Evidence-Based Training & Education | Scoop.it
It’s not true that you only use 10% of your brain, nor can you categorise students by ‘learning styles’ – let’s cut this nonsense from classrooms
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Chuck That CV: Using Behavioral Science to Recruit the Best Hires - Knowledge@Wharton

Chuck That CV: Using Behavioral Science to Recruit the Best Hires - Knowledge@Wharton | Evidence-Based Training & Education | Scoop.it
One organization is aiming to revamp the way employee recruitment is done by focusing on analytics to remove some of the observational bias that is typical in the hiring process.
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Why learn a foreign language? Benefits of bilingualism

Why learn a foreign language? Benefits of bilingualism | Evidence-Based Training & Education | Scoop.it
Learning a foreign language is more than just a boost to your CV or handy for
travelling. It will make you smarter, more decisive and even better at
English, says Anne Merritt.
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Lack of vitamin B12 can cause trouble in school

Lack of vitamin B12 can cause trouble in school | Evidence-Based Training & Education | Scoop.it
Vitamin B12 deficiency in elementary school children from Bogotá, Colombia, was strongly associated with the students having to repeat a grade and with their number of school absences, researchers from the University of Michigan School of Public Health found.
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The world is going to university

The world is going to university | Evidence-Based Training & Education | Scoop.it
        “AFTER God had carried us safe to New England, and we had builded our houses, provided necessaries for our livelihood, reared...
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Class war

Class war | Evidence-Based Training & Education | Scoop.it
UNIVERSITY tuition fees separate politicians’ heads from their hearts. A broken pledge by Nick Clegg, the deputy prime minister, not to raise them is widely...
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Study identifies children at risk for persistent mathematics difficulties

Study identifies children at risk for persistent mathematics difficulties | Evidence-Based Training & Education | Scoop.it
A recent study published in the Journal of Learning Disabilities suggests early screening and intervention may prevent persistent math difficulties (PMD) for at-risk children.
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Closing your eyes boosts memory recall, new study finds

Closing your eyes boosts memory recall, new study finds | Evidence-Based Training & Education | Scoop.it
In a new study, published today in the journal Legal and Criminology Psychology, researchers from the University of Surrey have found further evidence to suggest that eyewitnesses to crimes remember more accurate details when they close their eyes. The team also discovered that building a rapport with ...
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