Anne Murphy Paul in NYTimes: The Trouble With Homework:
Fortunately, research is available to help parents, teachers and school administrators [make homework smarter]. In recent years, neuroscientists, cognitive scientists and educational psychologists have made a series of remarkable discoveries about how the human brain learns. They have founded a new discipline, known as Mind, Brain and Education, that is devoted to understanding and improving the ways in which children absorb, retain and apply knowledge.
Matthew Syed at BBC: Is it wrong to note 100m winners are always black?
Monday, September 12, 2011
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