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

Next Generation Philanthropy

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The 2017 Philanthropy Report which the Economist conducted in cooperation with BNP Paribas features among other leaders in social impact investment, Lavinia Jacobs, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Jacobs Foundation with a conversation on traditional values, and social impact investment with a new approach.  More

Antonucci and Currie to Receive Honorary Degree

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Great honor for Toni Antonucci and Janet Currie. The scientists will receive an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, as part of the University’s Dies academicus festivities on April 28-29, 2017.  More

Home of the Future

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In the presence of Pierre Dillenbourg, President of the Swiss EdTech Collider, Lavinia Jacobs, Chair of the Board of Trustees, and further representatives, the opening ceremony of the Swiss EdTech Collider is held today.  More

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The Jacobs Foundation’s 2016 Annual Report details our success in promoting the education and development of children and youth over the past year.  More

Edtech startup wins Transforming Education Prize

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Asafeer Education Technologies wins the Transforming Education Prize, worth 50,000 Swiss francs, offered by TRECC. The company from Dubai provides schools with online digital resources for reading focused on enhancing literacy.   More

Exploring research frontiers in child and youth development

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The Jacobs Research Fellows gather these days in Austin to present their work and interact with their peers, thereby critically discussing frontiers in research on child and youth development and exploring possibilities of collaboration.  More

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