In a finding sure to inflame the math wars, a team of neuroscientists has revealed the crucial role played by rote memorization in the growing brains of young math students.
Memorizing the answers to simple math problems, such as basic addition or the multiplication tables, marks a key shift in a child’s cognitive development, because it helps bridge the gap from counting on fingers to complex calculation, according to the new brain scanning research.
When two Grade 6 students at St. George Catholic School in Ottawa were assigned a class project on social justice, they chose gay rights as their topic.
“A lot of people, they don’t know they’re being rude, but they make being gay a bad thing,” said 11-year-old Quinn Maloney-Tavares, who picked the topic with her friend, Polly Hamilton. “They need to know that it’s not a bad thing.”
But school principal Ann Beauchamp had other ideas. She vetoed the topic.
“The girls were upset and disappointed,” Quinn’s mother, Ann Maloney, said Wednesday.
Two-thirds of UK employees have never received any personal finance education, according to new research.
The research also revealed that while many employees claim to have a reasonable level of financial knowledge, what they have most recently learnt has often been the result of a kneejerk reaction to a major life event, such as leaving school or buying a first property, as opposed to being taught.
Almost half of those surveyed also confessed that major life events were also the last time new financial knowledge was gained.
MUMBAI: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) is paying around Rs 4.8 lakh each to two MBA students for a 10-week internship. Campus sources say the chosen two, Simarpreet Singh from Gurgaon's Management Development Institute and Akhil Khanna of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade in Delhi, are the highest paid summer interns in India across all sectors. BMGF, the largest private foundation in the world, has never offered internship programmes outside the US before. In the US, it partners with top universities including Duke Fuqua, Harvard and Stanford to recruit interns.
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Before he made it big on "Mad Men," actor Jon Hamm went back to his roots, returning to his old St. Louis high school to work as a drama teacher for two years.
Hamm told Wealthsimple that it was one of the jobs he's held that taught him the most.
By Vrishti Beniwal and Bibhudatta PradhanWith indicators revealing a difficult end to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's unprecedented cash clampdown, he's turning to time-tested methods to cushion India's economy.Lawmakers last week cleared about Rs 600 billion ($9 billion) in additional spending for the year through March, which includes a 10 per cent increase in a rural jobs program Modi once mocked.
India will not be able to achieve its ambitious target of 40 GW of installed solar rooftop capacity by 2022, if it continues with just the policies and incentives it is currently providing, says a report "Scaling Up Private Investment in Rooftop Solar", by the Solar Rooftop Policy Coalition, a consortium of the UK Department for International Development, the Climate Group, the Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation and the Nand and Jeet Khemka Foundation. India plans 100 GW of solar capacity by 2022, of which 40 MW will be on rooftops and the rest, ground projects.
China has a long tradition of rote learning in its schools, memorization based on repetition geared toward high exam scores. However, many educators and a new generation of parents have acknowledged that this method is outdated.
NEW DELHI: After turning the screws on Greenpeace India and the Ford Foundation, the home ministry has now turned its gaze on to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the eponymous non-governmental organisation founded and run by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda. A senior official told ET that the home ministry was looking into the foundation's role into the funding of a prominent Indian health body following inputs received by it from intelligence agencies, but insisted the exercise was an informal one and in preliminary stages. "It is not a formal inquiry.