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SmartBlog on Education - Fostering entrepreneurial thinking in today's classrooms - SmartBrief, Inc. SmartBlogs

SmartBlog on Education - Fostering entrepreneurial thinking in today's classrooms - SmartBrief, Inc. SmartBlogs | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
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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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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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This is why girls are better than boys at school

This is why girls are better than boys at school | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
As the new school year ramps up, teachers and parents need to be reminded of a well-kept secret: Across all grade levels and academic subjects, girls earn higher grades than boys. Not just in the United States, but across the globe, in countries as far afield as Norway and Hong Kong. This finding is reflected...
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Despite proven academic success of NYC’s charter schools, the mayor and unions are waging a war on city’s charter kids

Despite proven academic success of NYC’s charter schools, the mayor and unions are waging a war on city’s charter kids | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
Success Academy Charters Grades Black (%) Hispanic (%) Free Lunch (%) Statewide Performance 2014 (%) Harlem Success Academy 1 K-6 80.1 17 77.7 96.7 Harlem Success Academy 2 K-4 77.9 20 75 97.8 Harl...
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Against all odds, a truly amazing academic success story.

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Learning to read involves tricking the brain

Learning to read involves tricking the brain | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
While reading, children and adults alike must avoid confusing mirror-image letters (like b/d or p/q). Why is it difficult to differentiate these letters? When learning to read, our brain must be able to inhibit the mirror-generalization process, a mechanism that facilitates the recognition of identical ...
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These 7 Math Hacks Will Change Your Lives!

These 7 Math Hacks Will Change Your Lives! | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
Mathematics might be frustrating not to understand, but once you get it and understand what you can do with it, you'll love it!
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Entrepreneurship At Oxford: Less Harry Potter, More Bitcoin

Entrepreneurship At Oxford: Less Harry Potter, More Bitcoin | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
How does an 800-year-old institution steeped in tradition encourage a spirit of ‘move fast and break things’?
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Research shows strategic thinking strengthens intellectual capacity

Research shows strategic thinking strengthens intellectual capacity | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
Strategy-based cognitive training has the potential to enhance cognitive performance and spill over to real-life benefit according to a data-driven perspective article by the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience. ...
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Lied-to children more likely to cheat and lie

Lied-to children more likely to cheat and lie | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
People lie—we know this. People lie to kids—we know this, too. But what happens next? Do children who've been lied to lie more themselves?
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Gesturing with Hands is a Powerful Tool for Children Learning Math | Neuroscience News Research Articles | Neuroscience Social Network

Gesturing with Hands is a Powerful Tool for Children Learning Math | Neuroscience News Research Articles | Neuroscience Social Network | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
Neuroscience News has recent neuroscience research articles, brain research news, neurology studies and neuroscience resources for neuroscientists, students, and science fans and is always free to join. Our neuroscience social network has science groups, discussion forums, free books, resources, science videos and more.
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Reading to toddlers before naps significantly enhances learning

Reading to toddlers before naps significantly enhances learning | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—A connection between sleep and learning has already been identified as beneficial for adults and older children. Now Sussex psychologists Dr Jessica Horst and PhD candidate Sophie Williams have shown that three-year-olds who take a nap after having stories read to them will also perform ...
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The Degree Is Doomed

The Degree Is Doomed | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
The traditional degree is increasingly irrelevant in a world with better tools for evaluating potential employees.
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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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High levels of physical activity linked to early academic achievement

High levels of physical activity linked to early academic achievement | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
A recent Finnish study has found that high levels of physical activity are linked to better academic achievement during the first 3 years of education, particular in boys.
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Play 'boosts children's development'

Play 'boosts children's development' | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it

Play helps boost children's language development, problem solving, risk management and independent learning skills, a study reaffirms.

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Thinking Together, University of Cambridge

Thinking Together, University of Cambridge | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
A dialogue-based approach to the development of children's thinking and learning.
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Touch influences how infants learn language

Touch influences how infants learn language | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—Tickling a baby's toes may be cute but it's also possible that those touches could help babies learn the words in their language. Research from Purdue University shows that a caregiver's touch could help babies to find words in the continuous stream of speech.
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In One Ear and Out the Other | Neuroscience News Research Articles | Neuroscience Social Network

In One Ear and Out the Other | Neuroscience News Research Articles | Neuroscience Social Network | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
Neuroscience News has recent neuroscience research articles, brain research news, neurology studies and neuroscience resources for neuroscientists, students, and science fans and is always free to join. Our neuroscience social network has science groups, discussion forums, free books, resources, science videos and more.
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1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
Americans are enthusiastic about the promise of science but lack basic knowledge of it, with one in four unaware that the Earth revolves around the Sun, said a poll out Friday.The survey included more than 2,200 people in the United States and was conducted by the National Science Foundation.Nine questions about physical and biological science were on the quiz, and the average score -- 6.5 correct -- was barely a passing grade.Just 74 percent of respondents knew that the Earth revolved around...
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Students remember more with personalized review, even after classes end

Students remember more with personalized review, even after classes end | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
Struggling to remember information presented months earlier is a source of anxiety for students the world over. New research suggests that a computer-based individualized study schedule could be the solution.
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