The Benefits of Music Education

The Benefits of Music Education

A wealth of scientific research over the last decade is proving that music education is a powerful tool for attaining children’s full intellectual, social, and creative potential. One decade-long U.S. study found that students who participated in at least nine hours of arts education a… Read More

Bridging the divide between ed tech research and the classroom

Bridging the divide between ed tech research and the classroom

A high school library in a school district in Mentor, Ohio. Photo: Nichole Dobo There’s a lot of knowledge packed away in academic journals. But it can be difficult for education technology developers, teachers and administrators to find and comprehend that information. An interactive “Research… Read More

Duke-NUS Medical School

Duke-NUS Medical School

Duke-NUS Medical School Fast Facts The Duke University School of Medicine is recognised as one of the best medical schools in the United States and the world, based on factors such as reputation, selectivity, research activity, and faculty resources. Among the draws of the medical… Read More

New book explores student decision making in college

Students are asked to make a host of decisions in college. They pick a major, a housing arrangement and maybe a study abroad destination or thesis topic. They also grapple with dozens of smaller choices, like whether to study for an exam or take a… Read More

Science Confirms Spanking Kids is Ineffective

As parents, we don’t focus on parenting the “right way” versus the “wrong way”—we focus on ineffective parenting versus effective parenting. Spanking is not effective in getting kids to follow rules or change their behaviour. Experts at the University of Texas and University of Michigan… Read More

Musically speaking…

According to a study conducted at York University by a team of researchers, learning about rhythm, pitch, and melody for 20 days increased pre-schoolers’ verbal intelligence scores by an average of about 20 percent, with more than 90 percent of the children showing improvement. The… Read More