Social networks can support academic success

Social networks have been found to influence academic performance: students tend to perform better with high-performers among their friends, as some people are capable of inspiring others to try harder, according to Sofia Dokuka, Dilara Valeyeva and Maria…

News

Music improves social communication in autistic children

Engaging in musical activities such as singing and playing instruments in one-on-one therapy can improve autistic children's social communication skills,…

Gender inequality could be driving the deaths of girls under 5

Levels of gender inequality across the world are associated with disproportionate death rates among girls under five years old, according…

Children with autism, developmental delays nearly 50% more likely to be overweight

A new study by researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), the University of Pennsylvania and six other centres reveals…

UKEd Leadership

Highlighting women’s achievements makes them want to be the boss

Highlighting female achievements in the workplace makes capable women significantly more likely to want to be the boss, a study shows. Public feedback…

Want to become an expert? Here’s the 5 things you need…

Becoming an expert in any field takes time and dedication, and many people think they have a good amount of knowledge to be…

Health

Expand school digital literacy lessons to cover health technologies used by young people

Over 70% of young people, some as young as eight, are using apps, YouTube videos and other digital online technologies to track and…

Children who have difficult relationships with their mothers are clingy towards teachers

Children who experience "dependent" or clingy relationships with their preschool teachers tend to also have difficulties in their relationships with their mothers finds…

Research

To improve students’ mental health, teach them to breathe

When college students learn specific techniques for managing stress and…

Jobs for the boys: How children give voice to gender-stereotyped job roles

Children, and especially boys, show stronger stereotyping about masculine and…

Playtime with dad may improve children’s self-control

Children whose fathers make time to play with them from…

Health & Wellbeing

Expand school digital literacy lessons to cover health technologies used by young people

Over 70% of young people, some as young as eight, are using apps, YouTube videos…

Children who have difficult relationships with their mothers are clingy towards teachers

Children who experience "dependent" or clingy relationships with their preschool teachers tend to also have…

Getting children to eat their greens? Both parents need to set an example

A positive example set by both the mother and the father promotes the consumption of…

Gadgets & EdTech

Giving people a ‘digital identity’ could leave them vulnerable to discrimination

Global efforts to give millions of people missing key paper documents, such as a birth certificate, a digital identity could…

Highlights from MGF 2019

This article has been written for the UKEdMagazine Supplement focusing on the Moscow Global Forum – City of Education 2019…

Futures look bright in Skolkovo

This article has been written for the UKEdMagazine Supplement focusing on the Moscow Global Forum - City of Education 2019…

Features

Make a Dementor From Harry Potter

We really struggled to agree on what category to file this resource feature under, so…

Entertainment

In fiction, young people choose traditional love and gender stereotypes

Fictional television series can have an influence on the construction of young people's identities and values. In relation to the depiction of…

Politics

Poorest areas in England infested with Fast Food outlets

New figures from Public Health England (PHE) reveal England’s poorest areas are fast food hotspots, with 5 times more outlets found in…