News tagged with education
In recent years, educators have come to focus more and more on the importance of lab-based experimentation, hands-on participation, student-led inquiry, and the use of "manipulables" in the classroom. The underlying rationale ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 04, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (8) | 13 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Students are often expected to speak knowledgably in front of groups of unfamiliar people as part of their education. The assessment of student presentations contributes to degree grading, ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0
It's a common lament among parents: Kids are growing up too fast these days. Parents worry about their kids getting involved in all kinds of risky behavior, but they worry especially about their kids' forays into sexual relationships. ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 17, 2012 | 4.4 / 5 (5) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—People may believe words are not harmful, but the phrase "that's so gay" can have negative consequences for gay, lesbian or bisexual students, a new University of Michigan study indicated.
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 29, 2012 | 3.8 / 5 (5) | 15
(Medical Xpress)—Every teacher knows elementary students have energy to burn, but given the increased focus on meeting specific test scores and the challenges of the school day it's not easy to fit in enough time for physical ...
Health Mar 18, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—States with a Stand-Your-Ground (SYG) law have significantly more pediatric assault injuries due to firearms, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Association ...
Health Jan 18, 2013 | 3.4 / 5 (5) | 8
(Medical Xpress)—Somewhere between the traditional classroom and old fashion home schooling, online learning has emerged as the dominant educational resource. Skyrocketing tuition, particularly at the college ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 02, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
Patients of doctors who are more empathic have better outcomes and fewer complications, concludes a large, empirical study by a team of Thomas Jefferson University and Italian researchers who evaluated relationships between ...
Health Sep 10, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(HealthDay) -- Colonoscopies helped doctors detect a high rate of curable cancer in elderly people who had the screening for the first time, a new study indicates.
Cancer May 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- A study published online today by Melbourne researchers predicts almost half of Australian adults with low educational status will be obese by 2025.
Overweight and Obesity Jul 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Because whooping cough (pertussis) is almost as contagious as measles (affecting ~12-17 individuals with each case), clinicians are required to report cases of this bacterial respiratory tract infection to the state's department ...
Pediatrics Jul 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(HealthDay) -- Think married men and women show their love in vastly different ways? Not necessarily.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 31, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(HealthDay) -- For anyone raising teenagers, the idea of helping them feel grateful for everyday things may seem like a long shot; just getting them to mumble a "thank you" every now and then can be a monumental ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Despite advances in health care and increases in life expectancy overall, Americans with less than a high school education have life expectancies similar to adults in the 1950s and 1960s.
Health Aug 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Walking with a slouched or despondent body posture can lead to feelings of depression or decreased energy, but those feelings can be reversed by walking in a more upright position, according to new research.
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Education in its broadest sense is any act or experience that has a formative effect on the mind, character, or physical ability of an individual. In its technical sense education is the process by which society deliberately transmits its accumulated knowledge, skills and values from one generation to another through institutions.
Teachers in such institutions direct the education of students and might draw on many subjects, including reading, writing, mathematics, science and history. This process is sometimes called schooling when referring to the education of youth. Teachers in specialized professions such as astrophysics, law, or zoology may teach only a certain subject, usually as professors at institutions of higher learning. There is also education in fields for those who want specific vocational skills, such as those required to be a pilot. In addition there is an array of education possible at the informal level, e.g., at museums and libraries, with the Internet, and in life experience.
The right to education has been described as a basic human right: since 1952, Article 2 of the first Protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights obliges all signatory parties to guarantee the right to education. At world level, the United Nations' International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of 1966 guarantees this right under its Article 13.
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