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Martin Burrett

Countries with greater gender equality have a lower percentage of female STEM graduates - 0 views

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    "Countries with greater gender equality see a smaller proportion of women taking degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), a new study has found. Policymakers could use the findings to reconsider initiatives to increase women's participation in STEM, say the researchers.

    Dubbed the 'gender equality paradox', the research found that countries such as Albania and Algeria have a greater percentage of women amongst their STEM graduates than countries lauded for their high levels of gender equality, such as Finland, Norway or Sweden."
Martin Burrett

25 Pedagogy Ideas that Teachers found on Twitter - 4 views

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    "In our survey, we asked teachers to tell us about resources that they found on twitter which they then implemented in the classroom. Here are 25 of the most commonly shared ideas"
Martin Burrett

Positive Attitude Toward Maths Predicts Maths Achievement in Children - 1 views

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    "For the first time, scientists have identified the brain pathway that links a positive attitude toward maths to achievement in the subject.

    In a study of elementary school students, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine found that having a positive attitude about maths was connected to the better function of the hippocampus, an important memory centre in the brain, during the performance of arithmetic problems.

    The findings will be published online Jan. 24 in Psychological Science."
Martin Burrett

Teens need vigorous physical activity and fitness to cut heart risk - 0 views

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    "Guidelines for teenagers should stress the importance of vigorous physical activity and fitness to cut the risk of heart disease, new research suggests. Current NHS guidelines say people aged 5 to 18 should do at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day to improve their current and future health.

    But in a study of adolescents aged 12 to 17, University of Exeter researchers found significant differences between the effects of moderate activity (such as brisk walking) and vigorous activity (activity that leaves people out of breath, such as team sports or running around a playground)."
Martin Burrett

Phone-addicted teens are unhappy - 1 views

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    "Happiness is not a warm phone, according to a new study exploring the link between adolescent life satisfaction and screen time. Teens whose eyes are habitually glued to their smartphones are markedly unhappier, said study lead author and San Diego State University and professor of psychology Jean M. Twenge."
Martin Burrett

UKEd Update: 17 January 2018 - 0 views

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    Update with edu news, articles, research and the best of Edu Twitter.
Martin Burrett

Exercising at own pace boosts a child's ability to learn - 1 views

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    "A child's attention and memory improves after exercise according to new research conducted by primary school pupils and supported by the Universities of Stirling and Edinburgh.

    Researchers found that pupils' best responses to tests came after physical activity that was set at their own pace, as opposed to exhaustive exercise."
Martin Burrett

Grammar teaching leaves children confused, research shows - 0 views

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    "Children can be left confused and unable to write accurate sentences because of "uncertain" grammar teaching, experts have warned. But confident teachers can enable students to use their grammar knowledge to help them craft and create their writing and positively support children's development as writers."
Martin Burrett

Study finds reading information aloud to yourself improves memory - 1 views

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    "You are more likely to remember something if you read it out loud, a study from the University of Waterloo has found.

    A recent Waterloo study found that speaking text aloud helps to get words into long-term memory. Dubbed the "production effect," the study determined that it is the dual action of speaking and hearing oneself that has the most beneficial impact on memory."
Martin Burrett

Brains of children with a better physical fitness possess a greater volume of grey matter - 0 views

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    "Researchers from the University of Granada (UGR) have proven, for the first time in history, that physical fitness in children may affect their brain structure, which in turn may have an influence on their academic performance.

    More specifically, the researchers have confirmed that physical fitness in children (especially aerobic capacity and motor ability) is associated with a greater volume of grey matter in several cortical and subcortical brain regions."
Martin Burrett

UKEdChat Education Research Highlights - Novemeber - 0 views

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    8 education research articles
Martin Burrett

Teens are growing up more slowly today than they did in past decades - 1 views

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    "Many people believe that teenagers today grow up faster than they used to, while others argue that today's youth are growing up more slowly, perhaps due to overprotection by their parents. A new study explored this issue by examining how often teens in recent years (compared to teens in previous decades) engaged in adult activities such as drinking alcohol, working, driving, or having sex. The study found that today's adolescents are less likely than their predecessors to take part in activities typically undertaken by adults."
Martin Burrett

Study highlights value of acknowledging adolescents' perspectives - 0 views

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    "Across very different cultures - Ghana and the United States - when parents acknowledge the perspectives of their adolescent children and encourage them to express themselves, the youths have a stronger sense of self-worth, intrinsic motivation, and engagement, and also have less depression. Yet having the latitude to make decisions appears to function differently in the two cultures, with positive outcomes for youths in the United States but not in Ghana."
Martin Burrett

Bilingual children learn other languages easier - 2 views

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    "It is often claimed that people who are bilingual are better than monolinguals at learning languages. Now, the first study to examine bilingual and monolingual brains as they learn an additional language offers new evidence that supports this hypothesis, researchers say.

    The study, conducted at Georgetown University Medical Center and published in the journal Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, suggests that early bilingualism helps with learning languages later in life."
Martin Burrett

Study suggests an answer to young people's persistent sleep problems - 4 views

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    "A collaborative research project involving James Cook University and the University of Queensland indicates high rates of sleep problems continuing through teenage years and into early adulthood - but also suggests a natural remedy."
Martin Burrett

Self-concepts of ability in maths and reading predict later attainment - 2 views

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    "Educational and developmental psychologists have tried to understand how skills and motivation are linked to academic achievement. While research supports ties between individuals' concepts of their abilities and their achievement, we lack a complete picture of how these relations develop from childhood to adolescence. A new longitudinal study looked at how youths' self-concepts are linked to their actual academic achievement in maths and reading from middle childhood to adolescence. The study found that students' self-concepts of their abilities in these two academic domains play an important role in motivating their achievements over time and across levels of achievement."
Martin Burrett

Oldest in class do better, even into university, study finds - 1 views

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    "It's been known for years that the oldest children in class perform better in school than their youngest classmates. But according to a new study co-authored by University of Toronto Scarborough economist Elizabeth Dhuey, that gap can persist, with older children more likely to attend post-secondary school and graduate from an elite university."
Vicki Davis

U.S. manufacturing producing more with fewer workers | Pew Research Center - 0 views

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    Fascinating fact that our manufacturing sector is producing more goods with less people, making it very efficient and strong. This would be an interesting way to teach older children about data and charts.
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