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Video/Progress & Modernity

Two young Bushmen grapple with the possibility of transitioning to modern lives

29 minutes

Idea/Wellbeing

If money can make you happy, does debt make you sad?

Cassondra Batz

Idea/Education

The slow professor can dish out a more nutritious education

Barbara Seeber & Maggie Berg

Idea/Education

Why the most successful students have no passion for school

Jihyun Lee

Video/Dance & Theatre

Passion, precision and swagger: join an Oscar®-winning flamenco masterclass

29 minutes

Essay/Education

Child’s play

The authoritative statement of scientific method derives from a surprising place — early 20th-century child psychology

Henry Cowles

ORIGINAL
Video/Knowledge

Teaching philosophy at school isn’t just good pedagogy – it helps to safeguard society

5 minutes

Idea/Education

Why schools should not teach general critical-thinking skills

Carl Hendrick

Idea/Education

Coeducation at university was – and is – no triumph of feminism

Nancy Weiss Malkiel

Idea/Neuroscience

Some people really are wired better for learning languages

Angela Grant

Essay/Childhood & Adolescence

The end of adolescence

In the 20th century it offered a bridge from the innocence of childhood to the responsibilities of adult life. Not any more

Paula S Fass

Idea/Earth Science

Keeping kids frenetically entertained is ruining our museums

Brian Switek

Essay/Knowledge

The examined life

Students are working harder than ever to pass tests but schools allow no time for true learning in the Socratic tradition

John Taylor

Idea/History

Before Indiana Jones came Abraham Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron

Blake Smith

Idea/Politics & Government

The right to vote should be restricted to those with knowledge

Jason Brennan

Idea/Education

Without tenure, professors become terrified sheep

Alice Dreger

Idea/Childhood & Adolescence

How summer camps and Scout groups turn children into citizens

Benjamin Jordan

Essay/Cultures & Languages

Street talk

People who can switch between street dialects and standard language might have the same cognitive advantage as bilinguals

Michael Erard

Idea/History of Ideas

Not all things wise and good are philosophy

Nicholas Tampio

Essay/Internet & Communication

And their eyes glazed over

My college students are never entirely present in class, addicted to texts and tech. Is there any hope left for learning?

Joelle Renstrom

Idea/Physics

What I learned as a hired consultant to autodidact physicists

Sabine Hossenfelder

Essay/Education

In praise of Dewey

He knew how to protect democracy – not by rote and rules but by growing independent-minded kids. Let us not forget it

Nicholas Tampio

Video/Mathematics

Maths notation is needlessly complex. It can and should be better

8 minutes

Essay/History of Science

Spot the WEIRDo

Too much research is done on Western, Educated, Industrialised, Rich and Democratic students. Can science widen its base?

Robert Colvile

Idea/Social Psychology

How statistics are twisted to obscure public understanding

Jonathan R Goodman

Idea/Childhood & Adolescence

Why kids can learn more from tales of fantasy than realism

Deena Skolnick Weisberg

Essay/Education

Schooled in nature

There’s a way to teach children without colonising their minds: the lifelong way of the indigenous people of Mexico

Jay Griffiths

Idea/Education

Teaching ‘grit’ is bad for children, and bad for democracy

Nicholas Tampio

Idea/Politics & Government

Do conservative think tanks help to balance policy debates?

Jason Stahl

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Video/Politics & Government

See real democracy in action – how Chinese third-graders elect a class monitor

34 minutes