A new study on the academic effects of homework offers not only some intriguing results but also a lesson on how to read a study -- and a reminder of the importance of doing just that: reading studies (carefully) rather than relying on summaries by journalists or even by the researchers themselves. Alfie Kohn explains.
We’ve all heard a doting parent pronounce that their toddler’s latest scribbling, proudly displayed on the fridge, is evidence of a nascent genius. Perhaps surprisingly, there may be a shred of truth to the claim.
Critical thinking is seen as key to reforming Thailand's education system and improving Thailand's global economic competitiveness. Thailand's "Higher Education and Training" ranking (especially the quality of education sub-ranking) in the World Economic Forum's latest Global Competitiveness Report is again low, unsurprisingly to many educators.
When Tim Berners-Lee invented the world wide web 24 years ago he thought he'd created an egalitarian tool that shared information for the greater good. But it hasn't quite worked out like that. What went wrong, asks Stuart Jeffries
With billion dollar valuations aplenty, the so-called ‘app economy’ is responsible for a lot froth in the modern tech industry. But is it all downhill from here? A new report suggests that our interest in apps might be falling, with nearly a third of UK smartphone owners not bothering to try a single piece of new software during a typical month.