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Mobile learning made easy

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Chalkboard Education, a Ghana-based mobile learning company, receives
EUR 200’000 to further develop its business activities in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire, including increasing access to its mobile learning tools for rural and remote populations.   More

Can cognitive training really make us smarter?

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We need to learn more about the individual characteristics predictive of training effectiveness to promote individualized interventions. A post by Sabrina Guye for BOLD – Blog on Learning and Development.  TO THE BLOG

Supporting Children’s Individual Learning

How can contemporary technology serve to find out more about different learning prerequisites of children and how to offer them targeted support? DIPF will pursue these questions in a strategic partnership with the Jacobs Foundation.   More

Swiss Week

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For the second time the Jacobs Foundation brings together Jacobs Fellows from different sectors such as business, research, and media. They learn about the Jacobs Foundation’s work and meet staff are just some of the program highlights of the Swiss Week. It takes place in Zurich from June 19 to June 23.  More

Royal visit to the Jacobs Haus

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Japan’s Princess Akiko of Mikasa visits the Johann Jacobs Museum at the Jacobs Haus. The visit reflects her appreciation of the Museum’s experimental approach.  More

Courage to re-embrace solidarity in Europe – Can philanthropy take the lead?

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The 2017 EFC’s Annual General Assembly and Conference focuses on the theme “Courage to re-embrace solidarity in Europe – Can philanthropy take the lead?” It is held in Warsaw, Poland, from May 31 to June 2.   More

What is “Productive Failure”?

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Manu Kapur, Professor of Learning Sciences and Higher Education at ETH Zurich, explains his concept and discusses why teaching should be guided by the latest research on human cognition and learning. Part 1 of the interview for BOLD – Blog on Learning and Development.  TO THE BLOG

Education in Times of Increasing Cultural and Linguistic Heterogeneity

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The 2017 Jacobs Foundation Conference focuses on the most relevant current and future research questions in the field of education pertaining to increasing cultural and linguistic heterogeneity. It is held at Marbach Castle at Lake Constance, Germany, from May 17 to May 19.   More

“Knowing how to learn is key in the information age”

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UNESCO wants to prepare learners for the fourth industrial revolution. Mmantsetsa Marope, leading its global consultation, explains her vision.  TO THE BLOG

How chronic stress in early childhood shapes the brain

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Developmental psychologist Seth Pollak explains how the young brain adapts in order to better cope with a stressful environment. Read the interview with Seth Pollak on BOLD – Blog on Learning and Development.   TO THE BLOG

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