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Phenomenon-Based Learning

Should Schools Scrap Individual Subjects? Imagine a school without defined periods for English, Mathematics or Science. Anarchy! No distinct subjects, no preset rigidity or structure. Anarchy! Yet scrapping these traditional subjects is an essential component of a new type of educational philosophy called “phenomenon-based learning” (PBL) which is being tested in some of the most […]

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Where You Come From Matters

As studies have consistently shown, girls are just as able as boys when it comes down to math.  However, this is neither reflected in test results nor in the degrees or careers that women ultimately pursue. Many academics are baffled about why this is the case. One group of researchers decided to investigate and found […]

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The Women Who Put Men Into Space

On 24th November 2015, President Barack Obama presented Katherine Johnson with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States. Unlike other recipients of the award that year – including Steven Spielberg, James Taylor and Willie Mays – Katherine Johnson was not a household name in America. She was not a movie […]