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Child Poverty, COVID-19, Digital Age, e-learning, Education, Education System, Equality, Pedagogy, Peers, Primary School, Research Fellow, School, Science Education, Social Inequality, STEM, Student, Teacher, Teaching, Virtual, Virtual Peer / 14.09.2021

There are 3 major challenges that teachers around the world have had to respond to during the recent COVID-19 pandemic: changing pedagogy, the mission, and dealing with challenges in their own households while trying to teach online.  “Many of our concerns have been about kids, and how we make sure that they're still learning. It's wonderful to hear the discourse turn to thinking about those who are doing the teaching, who are providing that care and that education.” - Gillian Hayes In this episode of Teachers’ Voices, expert Gillian Hayes, who...

Adaptive Teaching, Bilingual, Children, Cultural Learning, Early Education, Early Language Development, Education, Language Acquisition, Language Development, Language Skills, Learning, Literacy, Multilingualism, Neuroscience, Primary School, School, Teacher, Teacher training, Teaching, Youth Development / 14.09.2021

If you’re an educator supporting children learning various languages, at different developmental stages and in different contexts and geographies, then don’t miss Kaja Jasinska, a cognitive neuroscientist interested in understanding how early life experience changes the brain’s capacity for language and learning.  “We found that school children who are learning two languages from birth actually outperform monolingual children on tasks that measure a child’s awareness of and ability to manipulate sounds of languages.” As well as Kaja’s insights, in this episode we hear from three teachers in different geographical regions...