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29

Aug'19

Study: Reading or Listening, the Same Parts of the Brain Are Likely to Be Stimulated

Too busy or lazy to read Melville's Moby Dick or Tolstoy's Anna Karenina? That's OK. Whether you read the classics, or listen to them instead, the same cognitive and emotional parts of the brain are likely to be stimulated. And now, there's a map to prove it.

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29

Aug'19

Research: What’s the Best Way to Teach Children a Second Language?

People often assume that children learn new languages easily and without effort, regardless of the situation they find themselves in. But is it really true that children soak up language like sponges?

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20

Aug'19

Three Cognitive Skills that Matter for Academic Achievement

This paper was presented virtually at the EduLearn19 International Conference on New Learning Technologies in Palma, Spain. The study confirms the importance of strong cognitive skills for academic achievement; the cognitive skill with the strongest correlation was auditory short-term memory.

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28

Jul'19

Video: Só Word Disleksie Oorkom

Maddie sal nooit kan lees nie, het professioneles voorspel. Mense wat haar geëvalueer het, het gesê hulle het nog nooit tevore disleksie so ernstig soos met haar gesien nie, en dat haar ouers moet probeer om dinge te vind wat Maddie buite akademie mee suksesvol kan wees, omdat sy nooit in 'n akademiese omgewing sal aard nie.

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22

Jul'19

Edublox and UP Present at International Education Conference

The Director of Educational Programmes at Edublox, Susan du Plessis, and research psychologist and Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pretoria, David Maree, recently collaborated for a virtual presentation at the prestigious EDULEARN19 Conference in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

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17

Jul'19

Edublox Conference 2019 Welcomes Franchisees from Across Southern Africa

More than 40 Edublox franchisees from across Southern Africa travelled to Gauteng earlier this month for the Edublox Conference – a bi-annual event with the goal of inspiring the collective and to equip them with tools they require to achieve business success in a dynamic and challenging business environment.

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17

Jul'19

6 Facts About How Emojis Are Changing the Way We Communicate

17 July is World Emoji Day, an unofficial holiday deemed as a "global celebration of the emoji,” which are ideograms and smileys used in electronic messages and web pages. Here are a few interesting facts to mark this occasion.

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17

Jul'19

How You and Your Friends Can Play a Video Game Together Using Only Your Minds

Telepathic communication might be one step closer to reality thanks to new research from the University of Washington. A team created a method that allows three people to work together to solve a problem using only their minds.

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21

Jun'19

Studiewenke: Haal die Angel Uit Eksamenskryf met Hierdie Nege Studiewenke

Daar is min woorde wat leerders en hul ouers se bloed so vinnig in yswater laat verander soos die woord ‘eksamen’. Goeie studiegewoontes kan egter die eksamenvrees in eksamenvreugde verander. Hier is nege studiewenke, verskaf deur Hannelie Brönner van die Edublox-tak in Durbanville, wat sal help om die angel uit eksamenskryf uit te haal.

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17

Jun'19

4 Common Brain Myths Set Straight

If you assumed that any of the above neuromyths were true, you are not alone. According to research done by Macdonald et al. the general public believe 68 percent of common neuromyths, educators endorse 56 percent, and even respondents with neuroscience training believe 46 percent.

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