While student loan debt has reached an all-time high, it does not increase young adults' risk of 'boomeranging' or returning to their parental home, according to a Dartmouth-led study published in 'Sociology of Education.' Boomerangers, surprisingly, had less student loan debt than young adults who didn't return home. However, researchers found that the link between debt and boomeranging varied by race finding an increased risk of boomeranging among black, but not white, youth.
The aim of this research project was to analyses learning using Augmented reality technology and the motivational and cognitive aspects related to it in an informal learning context. The 146 participants were 12-year-old Finnish pupils visiting a science center exhibition. The results showed that AR-technology experience was beneficial especially for the pupils, who otherwise belong to the lowest achieving school success group.
A University of Huddersfield professor has developed a theory that black and minority ethnic (BME) teachers and academics in England depend on 'white sanction' in order to fulfill their potential.
A new study from the University of Missouri shows that concerns about co-parenting differ by gender, impacting the ability of divorced parents to work together in supporting their children's development. By understanding the implications of these concerns, better programs for divorcing parents can be developed that can have a positive impact on the overall health of the children involved.
As the largest of five islands in Channel Islands National Park off the coast of California, Santa Cruz boasts over 2,000 species of plants and animals, some of which are not found anywhere else on earth. But a recent University of Illinois study says the island's rich biodiversity may not be what's valued most by its stakeholders.
A systematic review of the scientific studies cited by brain-training companies as evidence that their products improve cognition in daily life finds no convincing evidence to support those claims. While people tend to improve on the specific tasks they practice, the researchers report, the conclusion that computerized brain-training programs yield broader cognitive benefits or improve real-world outcomes for their users is premature at best.
What's the best way to prepare high schoolers for jobs in the 21st century? Education leaders and the general public have been debating this question with more heat in recent years, clashing over whether to focus on college preparation or vocational training, especially training linked to blue-collar jobs.
A computer algorithm that can tell whether you are happy or sad, angry or expressing almost any other emotion would be a boon to the games industry. New research published in the International Journal of Computational Vision and Robotics describes such a system that is almost 99 percent accurate.
Some of the simplest, safest lessons to help adolescents combat obesity may be raising their awareness of what they are eating and whether they are even hungry, researchers say.
A cheaper, lighter moth trap developed by researchers from Michigan State University can improve the ability of students and other citizen scientists to traps and collect insects. Construction of the trap is explained in the open-access Journal of Insect Science.