Education

Tech firms’ innovation can help city children – UNICEF

Developing ‘blended’ online learning opportunities is how technology companies could inspire hundreds of millions of schoolchildren in cities worldwide, says UNICEF. It’s one of the conclusions from new research by the United Nations’ children’s charity into...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy
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Finding what really works in education

Using data and reason, rather than intuition, to decide where to invest the large sums spent globally on education would make a huge difference to the learning outcomes of many students. This is the opinion...Read more
|Comment|author: Professor John Hattie and Dr Arran Hamilton

Finnish cities to trial free early years education

The Finnish capital Helsinki is among 19 cities nationwide set to trial the provision of free early years education for five-year-olds. An experiment by Finland’s Ministry of Education and Culture will shortly begin providing 20 hours...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy
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Why don’t Australian school kids feel a sense of belonging?

Respectful and valued relationships with teachers and the wider community are key to helping more students feel greater connection to their school, leading to far-reaching positive effects. The sense of belonging Australian students feel at school has...Read more
|Comment|author: Dr Kelly-Ann Allen, Dr Peggy Kern, Professor Lea Waters, and Professor Dianne Vella-Brodrick