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Musical kids might be better at identifying statistical patterns
Musical kids might be better at identifying statistical patterns (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Kids with musical training may have an advantage when it comes to detecting statistical patterns, both audio and visual ones, a new study led by Macquarie University researchers has found. The results of the study, published in Clinical Neurophysiology, indicate ... Read More »

Children in Head Start who miss more preschool show fewer academic gains
Children in Head Start who miss more preschool show fewer academic gains (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study has found that children in Head Start who miss 10% or more of the school year have fewer gains in academics than their peers who attend preschool more regularly. Many researchers see high-quality preschool programs as a way to ... Read More »

Girls start school with more behavioural skills that predict success
Girls start school with more behavioural skills that predict success (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Girls more than boys are starting school with more of the behavioural skills that have been shown to predict academic success. QUT’s Professor Susan Walker said the behavioural skills of children in classrooms in Prep/Reception and Year 1 was a ... Read More »

Understanding how kids develop their social brain
Understanding how kids develop their social brain (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

On board the “Mind Explorer #2” van, a team of Deakin University researchers from the Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development (SEED) plan “to boldly go where no van has gone before”. They will embark on a four-year, ARC Future Fellowship ... Read More »

“Dire” lack of interest in maths careers among Australian students
“Dire” lack of interest in maths careers among Australian students (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

An Australian study into why students choose science, mathematics, engineering and technology (STEM) careers has revealed a “dire” lack of interest in careers focused on mathematics. Professor Kathryn Holmes of Western Sydney University’s School of Education was part of a study conducted at the ... Read More »

Food Insecurity in Early Childhood Linked to Young Children’s Skills in Kindergarten
Food Insecurity in Early Childhood Linked to Young Children’s Skills in Kindergarten (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

In the United States, estimates show that a substantial number of children under age 5 live in households that are food insecure. That means that they do not have food, or they lack sufficient quantity or quality of food to ... Read More »

Barriers to children’s physical activity
Barriers to children’s physical activity (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study highlights some of the barriers children face in being more physically active in their local neighbourhoods. Walking, scooting and riding to and from school helps children get the physical activity they need each day to be healthy ... Read More »

Changing nature of handwriting
Changing nature of handwriting (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Dr Noella Mackenzie, researcher and senior lecturer in literacy studies in the CSU School of Education in Albury-Wodonga, initiated her research last year to better understand the evolving imperatives that shape school curriculums and students’ writing skill attributes in the modern world. “To be ... Read More »

School leavers need support to choose university course
School leavers need support to choose university course (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A collaborative study by all three South Australian public universities, led by researchers at UniSA’s School of Natural and Built Environments has found that almost 51% of year 12 students find it difficult to decide what to study at university. The research ... Read More »

More resources needed for classrooms
More resources needed for classrooms (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A Charles Sturt University (CSU) paediatric speech pathologist argues more resources is the key to helping Australian school children with difficulties in phonics and reading. Associate lecturer at CSU’s School of Community Health, Ms Gemma Mirtschin has worked with children in ... Read More »

 
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