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Four Ways To Make Personalized Education A Reality For Every Child

Photographer -- Annette Jahnel
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1.4.2019 | BY JOSEPHINE LISTER

Personalized learning puts children at the heart of learning. Rather than the homogenized, standardized approach that’s been adopted for the last century, personalization allows every child’s interests to be included in their education and makes sure no child is left behind as curriculums are tailored to a child’s present abilities.

Though this approach was simply an inspirational dream at the start of mass education, it’s becoming increasingly possible through the latest developments in education, particularly with the rise of technology and the internet providing children with the chance to teach themselves. But breaking down an embedded system is difficult to master, so let’s take a look at who’s managed to do this so far and the ways we can all create a more personalized education for the next generation. [Read article]

Cognitive cross-training enhances learning, study finds

Cognitive cross-training enhances learning, study finds
Illinois professor Aron Barbey led a study that examined how cognitive cross-training affects skill learning. Credit: Julie McMahon

Women’s brains appear three years younger than men’s

May explain why women more likely to stay mentally sharp in later years

Date:
February 4, 2019
Source:
Washington University School of Medicine
Summary:
Women’s brains appear to be three years younger than men’s of the same age, according to a new study on brain metabolism. The findings could explain why women maintain their cognitive skills longer than men.
Manu Goyal, MD, oversees a brain scan. Goyal and colleagues have found that women’s brains appear to be three years younger than men’s of the same age. The findings could explain why women maintain their cognitive skills longer than men.
Credit: Matt Miller

First brain training exercise positively linked to dementia prevention identified

Date:
November 16, 2017
Source:
Indiana University
Summary:
Aging research specialists have identified, for the first time, a form of mental exercise that can reduce the risk of dementia.
Large image of Fig. 1.
Fig. 1
The Advanced Cognitive Training in Vital Elderly study design. Participants were randomized to one of four training arms and assessed immediately after training or an equivalent delay. Assessments were completed at 1, 2, 3, 5, and 10 years. A subset of participants completed four additional booster training sessions at 11 months and again at 35 months.
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