Does learning music hinge on smarts, not mindset?

Why are some people faster at learning music than others? New research suggests intelligence is a key factor, more so than "growth mindset."

Kristen Parker-Michigan State | Nov. 15, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture intelligence learning music

Sixth graders learn and collaborate in this video game

Educators don't need programming skills to take advantage of a new framework for creating an educational video game.

Matt Shipman-NC State | Nov. 13, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology education gaming learning social-lives

15% failure is the learning ‘sweet spot’

Learning new things requires stumbling a bit, but how much failure is the right amount? Researchers have found the sweet spot.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona | Nov. 11, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture learning machine-learning

No gender split in child brain function or math skill

"[C]hildren's brains function similarly regardless of their gender..." according to a new neuroimaging study on math ability in boys and girls.

Stacy Kish-Carnegie Mellon | Nov. 8, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology society-and-culture brains gender learning mathematics sexes

Preschool writing education could use some edits

Preschool writing education is mostly about handwriting and letter formation, but teachers may be missing a chance to focus on communication skills.

Kristen Parker-Michigan State | Oct. 30, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture communication education learning preschoolers teachers writing

You learn more from success than failure

Though you've probably heard a lot about learning from failure, new research finds we learn a lot more from our successes.

U. Chicago | Oct. 29, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture attention decisions emotions learning

Program cuts drop-out rate for black male high schoolers

"Manhood Development," a California achievement initiatve, cut drop out rates among black male high school students. Bonus: It worked for some girls, too.

Carrie Spector-Stanford | Oct. 23, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture education identity learning race-and-ethnicity teenagers

Exec’s words can signal red flags for investors

Machine learning can use the words that executives speak on earnings calls to flag investment risks like credit risk, future bankruptcy, and more.

Jill Young Miller-Washington U. | Oct. 21, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business investments language machine-learning money

System aims to alert you about drug-drug interactions

A new machine learning system could alert doctors and patients about potentially harmful drug-drug interactions, which could help prevent the worst effects.

Matt Swayne-Penn State | Oct. 17, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine artificial-intelligence machine-learning medications side-effects

Little kids are good at picking what to teach others

Even at a young age, children know that deciding what to teach is just as important as knowing how to teach.

Amy Adams-Stanford | Oct. 16, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture education learning teachers

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