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Dehydration could turn you cranky and confused


February 19th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) Thirst makes us reach out for water, but even mild dehydration can leave us cranky, confused and fatigued. Tests by a University of Connecticut (UConn) lab ... Read more...

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When let down, girls feel more anger, sadness than boys


November 22nd, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) Girls may be sweet and honeyed, but they are just as likely to feel offended or sad as boys, especially when felt let down by friends.In ... Read more...

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Children who use e-mail lot brighter


October 12th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 12 (IANS) Kids who used e-mail at home turned out to be lot brighter and more popular than their peers who did not.Genevieve Johnson, psychology lecturer at Australia's ... Read more...

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Internet can be crucial for teens’ development: Study


September 28th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 28 (IANS) Teenagers stay glued to Twitter, YouTube and Facebook, much to the chagrin of their parents. But all this time online can be beneficial too, says ... Read more...

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Youngsters opting for teaching as a career


September 4th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Gone are the days when teaching was considered a low-paying profession. With the proliferation of educational institutes and the implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission's ... Read more...

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Premji Foundation to open school of education in Hyderabad


April 7th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 7 (IANS) The Azim Premji Foundation, promoted by IT bellwether Wipro's chairman Azim Premji, Wednesday tied up with Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) to set up a ... Read more...

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Blind praise harms school kids


March 15th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 15 (IANS) Schools that focus on building their students' self-esteem without setting academic goals are condemning them to failure, according to an education expert. Attempts to boost student ... Read more...

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Alcoholism delays, breaks marriages: Study


January 19th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): A new study claims that alcohol influences the time it takes to get married, as well as the overall length of the marriage.The study found that alcohol dependence ... Read more...

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Oz students threatened with detention for hugging


November 17th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 17 (ANI): Students of a primary school in Australia have been warned not to hug their friends, and have been told that if they did so they will face detention.The ... Read more...

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Boys read much as girls, but prefer less challenging books


March 1st, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 01 (ANI): A new study has found than boys read as much as girls, but prefer far less challenging books.The reading habits coinciding with national curriculum test results of 100,000 ... Read more...

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Computer games can educate children more effectively


February 20th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): The strategies that video games use can prove handy in educating children at schools, claims an expert.James Gee, the Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Chair in Literacy Studies in ... Read more...

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Stress might not be such a bad thing for kids


February 6th, 2010 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) Children who react strongly to stress or have more behaviour and health problems than their peers are likely to do well when raised in a supportive environment, a ... Read more...

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Student laptops help improve classroom performance


January 22nd, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): A new collection of research suggests that one computer per student leads to better performance.The findings of the studies, published by Boston College's Lynch School of Education, have ... Read more...

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Oz teachers ‘act out text’ to teach Shakespeare


January 13th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, January 13 (ANI): Teachers from around Australia have joined a workshop at Melbourne University with a senior member of the Royal Shakespeare Company on how to spark students' interest in William ... Read more...

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New software helps blind venture out on their own


September 11th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 11 (ANI): Scientists from Tel Aviv University have developed software tool that would help blind and visually impaired provide navigational "sight".The software developed by Dr. Orly Lahav of Tel Aviv ... Read more...

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Overconfident teenagers can stunt vital reading skills


July 30th, 2009 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Having too much confidence is not good. And now, a new study has confirmed this by finding that overconfident teenage students can stunt crucial reading skills.The study shows ... Read more...

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What makes good teachers even better


July 8th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in the UK has made some findings as to what makes good teachers even better.Professor Christopher Day, Professor Pam Sammons and ... Read more...

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‘Best teachers are enthusiastic, inspiring’


July 8th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 8 (IANS) The best teachers are enthusiastic, inspiring, innovative and indeed in a class of their own. These are the latest findings of research funded in primary and secondary schools ... Read more...

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Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot questions the absence of primal questions


May 9th, 2009 - 7:53 pm ICT by GD
Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, American sociologist who deals with the culture of schools, and the models and structural organization of classroom life, has recently commented on the lack of primal questions in schools. ... Read more...

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Binghamton University: “From breadth through depth to perspective”


March 20th, 2009 - 4:52 pm ICT by GD
Binghamton University or State University of New York at Binghamton was established in 1946. It provides post secondary public education. The main campus of the university is located in Vestal, New ... Read more...

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Less students in class doesnt reduce academic achievement gap


February 29th, 2008 - 1:17 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 29 (ANI): While shrinking the number of students in a class can lead to higher test scores overall, it might not necessarily reduce the achievement gaps that exist between students ... Read more...

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Memory, not intelligence, key to doing well in school


February 29th, 2008 - 12:00 am ICT by admin
London, Feb 28 (IANS) A poor "working memory", rather than low intelligence, is the reason for under-performance in school, say researchers who claim to have developed a tool to assess memory capacity. ... Read more...

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Playing chess may help children improve their behaviour


January 24th, 2008 - 4:32 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan 24 (ANI): Chess lessons might improve childrens behaviour, say researchers.The study, conducted by Aberdeen University staff, found that youngsters who started playing chess became mentally sharper and their behaviour also ... Read more...

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