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Educational policy, models & practice guided by the best evidence about what works
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Take note, students: Mice that 'cram' for exams remember less

Take note, students: Mice that 'cram' for exams remember less | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
It's been more than 100 years since German psychologist Hermann Ebbinghaus determined that learning interspersed with rest created longer-lasting memories than cramming, or learning without rest.
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THIS "STANDING CLASSROOM" GIVES STUDENTS STANDING DESK

THIS "STANDING CLASSROOM" GIVES STUDENTS STANDING DESK | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
Fast Company inspires a new breed of innovative and creative thought leaders who are actively inventing the future of business.
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UK pupils languish in international league tables

UK pupils languish in international league tables | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
League tables showing British pupils cannot keep up with their competitors are a damning verdict on Labour, the Education Secretary says
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The politics of education!

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The Job Market for MBAs is About to Take a Hit

The Job Market for MBAs is About to Take a Hit | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
A survey of employers suggests the hiring of MBAs in the U.S. will drop 25% in the coming year.
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The 10 Countries Where Students Have The Highest Salary Expectations

The 10 Countries Where Students Have The Highest Salary Expectations | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
Here are the 10 countries where students expect to earn the most money after graduation, according to global research and advisory firm Universum.
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'Boost family learning in schools'

'Boost family learning in schools' | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
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The vicious circle: "Adults whose parents have low levels of education are eight times more likely to have poor proficiency in literacy than adults whose parents had higher levels of education."

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Team finds daytime naps enhance learning in preschool children

Team finds daytime naps enhance learning in preschool children | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
Sleep researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst today offer the first research results showing that classroom naps support learning in preschool children by enhancing memory.
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Good Employees Make Mistakes. Great Leaders Allow Them To.

Good Employees Make Mistakes. Great Leaders Allow Them To. | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
As a business leader, I found that one of the scariest things to do was to give your people the freedom to make mistakes. While mistakes allow individuals to learn and grow, they can also be very costly to any company.
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Keen readers 'do better at maths'

Keen readers 'do better at maths' | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
Children who read for pleasure are likely to do better in maths and English than those who rarely read in their free time, research suggests.
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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
SCENE: Three strangers at a coffee shop, reading the same page of the want ads. Business leader seeks educated students who work independently and collabo
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Cloud schools offer new education

Cloud schools offer new education | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
Educators at the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh outline their vision for future learning.
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Phonics test 'sound but unnecessary'

Phonics test 'sound but unnecessary' | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
The new phonics tests for six-year-olds in England is successfully identifying children who struggle to read, but is no more informative than existing teacher assessment, research suggests.
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Switching learning on

Switching learning on | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
Neurobiologist from the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research show how a network of neurons in hippocampus and cortex switches states to turn on and off learning in the adult.
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Language can affect children's mathematical development, study shows

Language can affect children's mathematical development, study shows | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—A unique international study has found that the grammatical structures of language can influence children's early understanding of numbers.
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Try the test - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Try the test - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
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PISA tests run every three years by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

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A Q&A With Jose Ferreira, Founder And CEO Of Knewton

A Q&A With Jose Ferreira, Founder And CEO Of Knewton | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
Join our live discussion on Monday, November 25th at 11:00 a.m. (ET) on what big data and analytics mean for the future of higher education.
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Facebook and 22 universities to give CompSci students academic credit for open source projects

Facebook and 22 universities to give CompSci students academic credit for open source projects | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
It's Christmas-comes-early for geeks. Facebook announced this morning that it has partnered with MIT, Stanford, University of Waterloo, Carnegie Mellon, University of California, Los Angeles, and m...
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Although collaborations of this nature between universities and industry is nothing new – this is a surprisingly good initiative from Facebook.

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Don't Trust Anyone Who Offers You the Answer

Don't Trust Anyone Who Offers You the Answer | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
Look instead for the person bold enough to say “I don’t know.”
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How The Lego Foundation Is Saving Creativity By Getting Our Kids Playing In School

How The Lego Foundation Is Saving Creativity By Getting Our Kids Playing In School | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
The charitable arm of the beloved brand is in the midst of a strategic overhaul that involves not giving away bricks but changing the way we think...
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Study shows maths experts are 'made, not born'

Study shows maths experts are 'made, not born' | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—A new study of the brain of a maths supremo supports Darwin's belief that intellectual excellence is largely due to 'zeal and hard work' rather than inherent ability.
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Getting It Wrong: Surprising Tips on How to Learn: Scientific American

Getting It Wrong: Surprising Tips on How to Learn: Scientific American | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
New research makes the case for hard tests, and suggests an unusual technique that anyone can use to learn
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Six UK universities in world top 20

Six UK universities in world top 20 | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
The UK now boasts six of the world's top 20 universities, according to a new global table.
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Giving kids iPads won't solve the education challenge

Giving kids iPads won't solve the education challenge | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
Los Angeles's program to supply iPads to 640,000 students is the latest example of confusing technology with teaching
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Free school pioneers offer advice

Free school pioneers offer advice | Evidence-Based Education | Scoop.it
Dozens of groups aiming to open free schools next year are meeting to get tips from pioneers of the movement, the West London Free School.
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