Evidence from the University of Vienna, 1500–1530
By Darin Hayton
Abstract: Historians have used university statutes and acts to reconstruct the official astrology curriculum for students in both the arts and medical faculties, including the books studied, their order, and their relation to other texts. Statutes and acts, however, cannot offer insight into what actually . . . → Read More: Instruments and Demonstrations in the Astrological Curriculum
Professor Luke Timothy Johnson explores the impact of Paganism and early Christianity on today’s Christians.
Cognitive Dissonance as a Response by Practitioner Pagans to Academic Research on the History of Pagan Religions
By Caroline Jane Tully
[Snip] I propose that trying to understand academic research in history and archaeology is, for many modern Pagans, akin to visiting a foreign country where the inhabitants speak an indecipherable language. I argue that . . . → Read More: Researching the Past is a Foreign Country
For students to accept the theory of evolution, an intuitive “gut feeling” may be just as important as understanding the facts, according to a new study.
In an analysis of the beliefs of biology teachers, researchers found that a quick intuitive notion of how right an idea feels was a powerful driver of whether or . . . → Read More: Accepting Evolution: Gut Feelings Trump Facts
A study of 20 elementary schools in Hawaii has found that a focused program to build social, emotional and character skills resulted in significantly improved overall quality of education, as evaluated by teachers, parents and students.
The concept includes organized activities to build character that go beyond more traditional rules or policies to control or . . . → Read More: Reading, Writing, Arithmetic … and Character?
By Richard Louv
I once met an instructor who trains young people to become the pilots of cruise ships. He described the two kinds of students he encounters. One kind grew up mainly indoors, spending hours playing video games and working on computers. These students are quick to learn the ship’s electronics, a useful talent, . . . → Read More: The More High-tech Schools Become, the More They Need Nature
By Vincent Schilling
In 2006, the ambitious Model Schools for Inner Cities program (MSIC) was implemented by the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). It provides supplemental funding in neighborhoods afflicted by higher rates of poverty, violence and other socioeconomic challenges, and has provided a big boost for that city’s First Nations students, who have benefited . . . → Read More: Toronto Schools Promote Multicultural Teaching and Learning
Two thirds of children think that pumpkins grow on trees or in the ground, finds Royal Horticultural Society survey
By Louise Gray
Over half of under-16s don’t know how broccoli grows and almost 80 per cent can’t identify foxgloves, found the poll of 1,000 young people.
Alan Titchmarsh called for gardening to be taught in . . . → Read More: Children think pumpkins grow on trees, RHS finds
By Kat MacMorgan
At the High School and College Freshman level, teachers are often so into getting people to write papers that they allow pretty much any topic, as long as the student produces something that requires a little bit of research and ends up in some formal style of English. This has resulted in . . . → Read More: So you wanna write a paper on Wicca?
By Kate Hammer
It wasn’t until her seven-year-old son asked her if he’d burn in hell that Marjorie Kirsop became concerned.
A Catholic education is the only local option for the Kirsop family and everyone else in Morinville, Alta., a community of 8,100 northwest of Edmonton. It’s a unique situation, rooted in the town’s origins . . . → Read More: Parents fight for a secular education