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Critical Child Development Sequences and Milestones, via Charlotte Davies

I have long taken an interest in the posts of Charlotte Davies. Her specialism is in cognitive and development issues and the impact of underdevelopment on the potential of young … Continue reading

September 5, 2022 · Leave a comment

How Music Primes Students for Learning | Edutopia

To reap the benefits of music on learning, kids need consistent and abundant musical practice, according to the latest cognitive research. What makes music learning so powerful is how it … Continue reading

June 29, 2022 · Leave a comment

Some Key Developmental Factors in Adolescent Learners… Ignore Them At Your Peril!

Teenagers can be annoying, can’t they just! Daydreaming, emotionally charged, refusing to sit still and just listen…  the list is endless, as any teacher will tell you. However, if you … Continue reading

May 6, 2022 · Leave a comment

Humour and Cognitive Skills: A Systematic Review of Empirical Research in Higher Education | Jonathan Sandling

The aim of this systematic review is to explore the specific cognitive skills that are associated with humour via a review of the empirical research. Three publications did consider how … Continue reading

June 14, 2021 · Leave a comment

Philosophy for Children – Enhancing Cognitive Skills

There have long been advocates of Philosophy for Children (P4C) who have promoted the idea that dealing with the elements of thinking in a rational and systematic way would promote … Continue reading

June 7, 2021 · Leave a comment

In Schools, Are We Measuring What Matters? | Edutopia

The psychologist, researcher, and MacArthur Fellow Angela Duckworth believes that to make better decisions in our school systems, we need to rethink the way we measure student capabilities. Years ago, … Continue reading

March 10, 2021 · Leave a comment

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