Unengaging elementary classrooms
One of the largest studies ever done of United States classrooms (over 2,500 elementary classrooms) has found that
- elementary students spend over 90% of their time working alone or listening to the teacher (rather than, for example, working collaboratively with peers);
of instructional methods,' and 3.4 for providing 'evaluative feedback'
to students on their work.
The study's findings are reported in this week's Science magazine.
Scientists make an important discovery for the future of computing.
- Researchers find a new state of matter called "topological superconductivity".
- The state can lead to important advancements in quantum computing.
Erik Verlinde has been compared to Einstein for completely rethinking the nature of gravity.
- While some question his previous papers, Verlinde is reworking his ideas as a full-fledged theory.