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February 3, 2018
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What Can Science Teachers do to Engage Students Better?

UTeach shares tips on making classes excel beyond the standards. Students in the United States have consistently ranked below their international peers academically, particularly in math and science. And the problem could have considerable economic and environmental ramifications for the … Continue reading

January 19, 2018
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Group project? Taking turns, working with friends may improve grades

It has become an almost essential element of academic life, from college lecture halls to elementary classrooms: the group assignment. Dreaded by some, loved by others, group projects typically aim to build teamwork and accountability while students learn about a … Continue reading

December 11, 2017
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Scientist Haifan Lin: From Mao’s China to Yale’s Stem Cell Center

Scientist’s journey includes moving research toward potential clinical advances A significant turning point in the life of Haifan Lin, Ph.D., Eugene Higgins Professor of Cell Biology; professor of genetics and of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences; and founding director of … Continue reading

November 25, 2017
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Schlechte Noten für Sprache in Schulbüchern

Wortschatz und Niveau der Texte richten sich zu wenig nach den zu erwartenden sprachlichen Fähigkeiten der Schüler, fanden Forscher der Universität Tübingen heraus Die sprachliche Komplexität von Schulbuchtexten ist nur bedingt an den Entwicklungsstand der Schülerinnen und Schüler angepasst, so … Continue reading

November 8, 2017
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Communicating in a foreign language takes emotion out of decision-making

If you could save the lives of five people by pushing another bystander in front of a train to his death, would you do it? And should it make any difference if that choice is presented in a language you … Continue reading

October 29, 2017
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Schüler werden zu Forschern

Ein europaweites Citizen-Science-Projekt in der Biologie braucht die Unterstützung von Schulklassen Der Geobotaniker Prof. Dr. Michael Scherer-Lorenzen von der Universität Freiburg will Schulklassen für ein Citizen-Science-Projekt gewinnen: Im Frühling 2018 wollen Forscherinnen und Forscher mithilfe von Schülerinnen und Schülern aus … Continue reading