Education

Children’s educational television has had a successful beginning and middle, but as it extends its lessons through the Internet and classroom activities, will it help kids live happily ever after? In the early 1970s, graduate student Barbara Flagg, who studied children’s attention patterns and beginning reading, made the realization that More

Go to Sesame Street, make a sharp turn in any direction, keep on going for 35 years or so, and you’ll get to Avenue Q – the 2004 Tony Award-winning musical currently on Broadway. Avenue Q is an irreverent parody of Sesame Street that pokes fun at everything from the More

Randomly Confused I AM PUZZLED BY THE ARTICLE titled, “How Random Is That?” [September 2005 Observer]. The article appears to confuse (or at least not helpfully distinguish) random selection with several other “randoms” that populate our research vernacular. A similar confusion among several doctoral students taking comprehensive exams led me More

Julian Stanley started his career as a high school math teacher, after getting his bachelors from the Georgia Southern University. He went on to get his doctorate in education from Harvard in 1950, as well as two honorary doctorates from North Texas and the State University of West Georgia. After More

Xunesis, an interdisciplinary company of scientists, media, and performing artists, will premier the short film on human memory, “Retrieval,” along with a companion learning module, at the National Institute for the Teaching of Psychology conference in January. The project was developed by Xunesis co-founders Robert Morrison, a cognitive psychologist, and More