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Exam technique: a little help to make the grade - Telegraph

Exam technique: a little help to make the grade - Telegraph | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
The exam season is upon us: Murray Morrison offers proven methods to maximise performance under pressure.
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Educational policy, models & practice guided by the best evidence about what works
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Graduates make most of free degrees

Graduates make most of free degrees | Evidence-Based 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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Can you win at anything if you practise hard enough?

Can you win at anything if you practise hard enough? | Evidence-Based 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 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 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 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 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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Mindfulness In Schools - For the flourishing of young minds

Mindfulness In Schools - For the flourishing of young minds | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) is a non-profit organisation teaching secular mindfulness to pupils, teachers and parents using the .b (dot-be) courses, which are educational resources to enable the teaching of mindfulness in schools.
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Personality Trumps Intelligence When Learning

Personality Trumps Intelligence When Learning | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
Personality traits like conscientiousness and openness are better indicators of long-term academic success than traditional, standardized ways of measuring intelligence.
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The Geography of Foreign Students in U.S. Higher Education: Origins and Destinations

The Geography of Foreign Students in U.S. Higher Education: Origins and Destinations | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
In an analysis of new data, Neil Ruiz tracks the local origins, size and growth rate of the foreign student population across the United States by metropolitan area. He finds that foreign students attending U.S. colleges and universities on the F-1 visa bring billions of dollars each year to local economies and hold the potential for forging greater economic connections between U.S. regions and fast-growing cities in emerging markets.
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Teaching needs less ideology, and more evidence | Estelle Morris

Teaching needs less ideology, and more evidence | Estelle Morris | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
Instead of political meddling, why don’t we look to rigorous research to decide what works in our classrooms? asks Estelle Morris
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Mental rest and reflection boost learning, study suggests

Mental rest and reflection boost learning, study suggests | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
A new study, which may have implications for approaches to education, finds that brain mechanisms engaged when people allow their minds to rest and reflect on things they've learned before may boost later learning.
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Computer-Based Teaching Ends Up Being Costly and Risky for the Navy

Computer-Based Teaching Ends Up Being Costly and Risky for the Navy | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
The U.S. Navy went to computer-based learning in part to reduce costs.
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Lack of vitamin B12 can cause trouble in school

Lack of vitamin B12 can cause trouble in school | Evidence-Based 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 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 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 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 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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Personality outsmarts intelligence at school: Conscientiousness and openness key to learning

Personality outsmarts intelligence at school: Conscientiousness and openness key to learning | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
Recent research has found that personality is more important than intelligence when it comes to success in education and this needs to take this into account when guiding students and teachers. Furthermore these personality traits for academic success can be developed.
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Universities Push Harder Into Realm of Startups

Universities Push Harder Into Realm of Startups | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
Universities are stepping up efforts to create “spinouts,” or startups born from cutting-edge research. Some schools are creating funds to help cover startup costs. Others are pairing scientists with entrepreneurs, launching incubators, and even including entrepreneurial activity in faculty reviews.
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10 Hottest Technologies in Higher Education

10 Hottest Technologies in Higher Education | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
Ten Hottest Disruptive Technologies in Higher Education from Vala Afshar


The annual EDUCAUSE conference is where innovative higher education CIOs go to learn about new industry trends and compare notes on the latest breakthroughs. This yea...
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A matter of honours

A matter of honours | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
FINE porcelain, Chinese-landscape scrolls and calligraphy adorn the office of Shi Yigong, dean of the School of Life Sciences at Tsinghua University in Beijing....
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Origins and Destinations of the World’s Migrants, from 1990-2013

Origins and Destinations of the World’s Migrants, from 1990-2013 | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
Explore origin and destination totals of migrants from 233 countries between 1990 and 2013.
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New rankings system from LinkedIn based on employment outcomes of a huge sample @insidehighered

New rankings system from LinkedIn based on employment outcomes of a huge sample @insidehighered | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
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This new LinkedIn ranking system tracks the success of college graduates in eight broad career paths, adding weight for jobs deemed “desirable.” I

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