Following New Report, American Academy Issues Call for Support of Language Learning
The American Academy of Arts & Sciences has issued a call to action that encourages leaders to build capacity in languages other than English and supports language learning. APS is a signatory on the call.
We Should Teach All Students, in Every Discipline, to Think Like Scientists
If knowledge is power, scientists should easily be able to influence the behavior of others and world events. Researchers spend their entire careers discovering new knowledge—from a single cell to the whole human, from an
Balancing Speaking and Listening for Language Learning
The second language learning literature emphasizes comprehension for language learning, but memory research suggests that producing the language is just as important for learning.
Should twins be taught separately?
Should twins automatically be put in different classes at school? New research suggests not. A study from Goldsmiths, University of London, finds no strong evidence that putting twins into different classes at school is better
The Myth of ‘Learning Styles’
In the early ‘90s, a New Zealand man named Neil Fleming decided to sort through something that had puzzled him during his time monitoring classrooms as a school inspector. In the course of watching 9,000
How babies learn – and why robots can’t compete
Deb Roy and Rupal Patel pulled into their driveway on a fine July day in 2005 with the beaming smiles and sleep-deprived glow common to all first-time parents. Pausing in the hallway of their Boston