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Mindfulness In Schools - For the flourishing of young minds

Mindfulness In Schools - For the flourishing of young minds | Evidence-Based Training & 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 Training & 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 Training & 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 Training & 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 Training & 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 Training & 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 Training & 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 Training & 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 Training & 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 Training & 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 Training & 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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Thinking Together, University of Cambridge

Thinking Together, University of Cambridge | Evidence-Based Training & 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 Training & 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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Personality outsmarts intelligence at school: Conscientiousness and openness key to learning

Personality outsmarts intelligence at school: Conscientiousness and openness key to learning | Evidence-Based Training & 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 Training & 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 Training & 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 Training & 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 Training & 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 Training & 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 Training & 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 Training & 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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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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Research shows strategic thinking strengthens intellectual capacity

Research shows strategic thinking strengthens intellectual capacity | Evidence-Based Training & 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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