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Let's teach our children to connect as well as count – why schools need more community in the curriculum
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Let’s teach our children to connect as well as count – why schools need more community in the curriculum

Written by: Suzanne Wilson, Research Fellow in Social Inclusion and Community Engagement, University of Central Lancashire Rawpixel.com/ShutterstockWe trust schools to steward the children of today into the adults of tomorrow. They’re certainly apt at nurturing our ability to calculate, compete,...

Free college proposals should include private colleges
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Free college proposals should include private colleges

Written by: Michael Simkovic, Professor of Law and Accounting, University of Southern California Private college students graduate at higher rates, government statistics show. 4 PM production/Shutterstock.comStudents can use federal financial aid to attend any college they want, whether public or...

The fascinating history of boredom
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The fascinating history of boredom

Written by: Michelle Fu, PhD student, Department of History, University of Toronto Boredom has historically been an emotion both viewed as an enemy and embraced for its possibilities. (Shutterstock)“I’m bored” is a statement many parents dread hearing during the summer...

A day at the beach: Deep learning for a child
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A day at the beach: Deep learning for a child

Written by: Lotje Hives, Research Collaborator, Part-time Instructor, Schulich School of Education, Nipissing University Memories and the experiences gained through play are foundational to one's lifelong learning. (Shutterstock)The beach offers a wide open playscape where children are fuelled by curiosity....

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