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How to practice the right way

Now we know more about how to get really good at something. This is especially useful for people who are engaged in helping others to develop skills and knowledge — and for parents.

Basic research: Mistakes can lead to the biggest discoveries

Do not fear failure. It could be the first step towards the next important scientific discovery, says Peter Kjærgaard, director of the Natural History Museum of Denmark.

Three tricks to singing better with children

When children sing, they’re learning language. But the right tempo and tone of voice are important factors for them to be able to sing along.

Boosting the brain can lead to an overload

Electrical stimulation of the brain's cells whilst solving challenging tasks can lead to mental overload.

Schools to blame for unmotivated students

Motivation is created by schools and is not something that a student either has or doesn't have,shows new research.

Learning in day care - is that what we really want?

Two-year-olds are now subjected to school-like learning. But is sitting still and neglecting playtime really the best thing for our children?

Bad air quality makes children perform worse in schools

School students fared better in tests after the classroom had been circulated with fresh air, shows new study.

New book shows you how to work creatively

Come 'Behind the Scenes of Artistic Creativity' when scientists interview 22 artists on what makes them creative.

Girls have better motor skills than boys do

Earlier studies have shown differences between boys' and girls' motor skills – usually to the girls' disadvantage. However, researchers have now made some different findings.

Using Lego to learn about machines

Building sets and toys help pupils taking vocational programmes about technological and industrial processes. Pupils can now simulate entire production plants with the help of Lego.