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Bringing play-based learning to refugee children

On Wednesday the LEGO Foundation announced it’s $100 million grant to ensure that young children affected by the Rohingya and Syrian crises are able to learn through play. The recipient of the grant, Sesame Workshop, will work...Read more
|Comment|author: Julia Zvobgo

The next generation of Australian schools

With hundreds of new schools needed in Victoria in the coming decade, how will they meet future student and community needs? Australia will need an estimated 400 to 750 new schools to accommodate 650,000 additional students...Read more
|Comment|author: Dr Benjamin Cleveland, Associate Professor Clare Newton and Isabella Bower

Should Urban Studies be taught in high school?

Vancouver-based urbanist Jillian Glover reflects on the new urban studies curriculum for high school students in British Columbia, Canada. When I was a child, I didn’t really understand what my Dad did for work. He was...Read more
|Comment|author: Jillian Glover

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