The brain is 'programmed' for learning from people we like
Why are we more inclined to form connections and take on knowledge from information presented by people we favor? This article looks at how information is delivered and how memory comes into play.
Machine sentience: what happens when machine learning goes too far?
Although people have wondered about the future of intelligent machinery, such questions have become more pressing with the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. Read what the researchers have to say.
Learning for life: The higher the level of education, the lower the risk of dying
While the benefits of education are greatest for young people, those over 50 years still benefit from the protective effects of education.
Disadvantaged children's struggles at school have "little to do" with character, attitude, or a lack of 'growth minset'
Developing social and emotional skills are hugely valuable for children, but is it the magic bullet for tackling the socioeconomic achievement gap? Read what the researchers have to say.
Income inequalities within the Aztec Empire eased the way of the conquistadores
This article looks at how colonization exacerbated conditions that had come before the conquest, and ensured their continuation for centuries thereafter.
Good things happen when leaders reflect on their mistakes
"When leaders take what they learn from mistakes to improve and reach goals ... that builds humility, and teams respond to that."
Why teachers give girls higher marks than boys
This bias against boys could mean the difference between a pass and a fail in subjects such as maths.
Experts don’t always give better advice—they just give more
Skillful performance and skillful teaching are not always the same thing, so we shouldn't expect the best performers to be the best teachers as well.
Are we born with a moral compass?
Researchers have found that young infants can make and act on moral judgments, shedding light on the origin of morality.
Narcissistic bosses stymie knowledge flow and cooperation inside organizations
Narcissists hinder knowledge transfer within organizations due to a sense of superiority that leads them to overestimate the value of their own knowledge and underestimate the value of that of other people.
How organizations can encourage bursts of creativity
Hot streaks last about five years on average and directly result from years of exploration (studying diverse styles or topics) immediately followed by years of exploitation (focusing on a narrow area to develop deep expertise). Afterwards, individuals return to “normal” and no longer follow any pattern of exploration or exploitation.
Play reduces stress and forms deeper connection
While many educators in higher education believe play is a method that is solely used for elementary education, higher education students are more engaged and motivated when they are taught using playful pedagogy rather than the traditional lecture-based method.
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