Past cross-sectional studies have reported that physically more active children and adolescents achieve better school grades than their less active peers do, but there are few longitudinal studies on the topic. A recently-published study shows that adolescents with higher levels of physical activity over a follow-up period of two academic years had higher academic performance … Continue reading Active adolescents can perform better in school
A team of researchers from the departments of Medicine and Education Sciences of the CEU Cardenal Herrera University in Castellón (Spain) has analysed the relation between the addiction to video games and school inadaptation in a group of teenagers in the province. The study has been carried out under the guidance of Medicine professor Gonzalo … Continue reading Is there a link between videogame addiction and school inadaptation?
At the heart of every classroom lies stationery equipment used to help teach children. Ryman Stationery has been selling such items for almost 125 years. Whilst modern technology and mindsets have both adapted and created many products, the ethos of the company remains the same: to deliver an unrivalled product range to help develop and … Continue reading Victorian school and modern stationery
LEGO Education, which offers playful learning experiences and teaching solutions based on the LEGO system of bricks, now also offers resources designed for teachers and students to explore coding – including free lesson plans and online courses for teachers. “The job market for careers requiring coding skills is growing faster than nearly any other sector, … Continue reading Coding resources for schools, created by LEGO Education
British signage provider Stocksigns recommends that the summer holiday is the ideal time for schools to carry out their safety sign audit whilst buildings, grounds and car parks are easily accessible. The company has been working with schools for over sixty years, building up an understanding of the unique challenges faced by teachers and local authorities. Danny … Continue reading Stocksigns advises summer safety sign audit
Astronomers from Swinburne University of Technology in Australia, and the University of Minnesota Duluth in the USA have provided a way for armchair astronomers, and even primary school children, to merely look at a spiral galaxy and estimate the mass of its hidden, central black hole. The research was supported by the Australian Research Council … Continue reading Spiral arms enable estimates of black hole masses
Queen’s University Belfast has published research into the experiences of GCSE students in Northern Ireland and Wales. ‘Inequalities and the curriculum: young people’s views on choice and fairness through their experiences of curriculum as examination specifications at GCSE’ is co-authored by Professor Jannette Elwood from the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work at … Continue reading Queen’s finds that students want more say over GCSEs
Through its Channelizing of Youth operation, Kalyani Youth Leadership Forum (KYLF), the largest management students-driven NGO of Kolkata, India, has been commemorating United Nations’ World Youth Skills Day by imparting ‘Life and Work Skills’ to nearly 100 underprivileged children at Adarsh Madhyamik Vidhyalaya. The three-day, job-oriented, industry-aligned workshop, conducted from 13 July to 15 July … Continue reading Management students mark UN World Youth Skills Day by helping underprivileged children
Across the world, girls and boys are held back by the stereotyped expectations of their gender. As attitudes shift, gender roles change and initiatives target girls to encourage them to develop in non-traditional areas, how is this impacting demand for children’s products? Research published in ‘Gender Segmentation – Market Demand, Growth, Opportunities and Analysis of … Continue reading An end to gender segmentation?