You Can’t Dissect a Virtual Cadaver
Education:What is lost when we lose in-person learning.
How Hidden Social Contexts Influence Your Genetics
Educational attainment has some qualitatively unique features that we’re going to have to be sensitive to when we attempt to study the genetics of it.Photograph by Joey Yee / Flickr What if a wound of yours, a pierced ear, say, healed at a different rate depending on who was around you? A 2017 study explored […]
How to Teach Science with Sugar and Cream
Math:High school teachers are bringing ice cream into the lab.
For Kids, Learning Is Moving
Psychology:Children’s brain development is fueled when they find their own way.
Cursive Handwriting and Other Education Myths
Education:Teaching cursive handwriting doesn’t have nearly the value we think it does.
Why Virtual Classes Can Be Better Than Real Ones
Education:An engineering professor takes online-course critics to school.
Colleges Want Students with Character, But Can’t Measure It
Education:SATs are on their way out, but new tests aren’t quite ready.
Education Is a Waste of Effort—But It Doesn’t Have to Be
In the nearly 25 years that I spent in school, I produced countless term papers, exams, and presentations, nearly all of which of no value to anyone else. And that goes for most of the 20 million or so college and graduate students currently pursuing higher education in the United States. They produce thousands of […]
Two Good Ways to Really *Get* the Solar System
The Sun is one busy celestial body. In addition to giving us light, holding the solar system together, and providing the energy for almost every living thing on Earth, it’s also a grapefruit in a grass field in Austin, Texas, and a 50-foot yellow archway in northern Maine. Now, obviously this huge mass of incandescent gas […]