learning

venus fly trap

A new study appears to show plants can learn from experience, raising intriguing questions about the possibility of plant cognition, writes Prudence Gibson. 

Children learning

The key to avoiding silly mistakes is practising to the point where procedures become automatic, writes Greg Ashman.

491452371 1

When the curious mind is stimulated, everyone from school kids to the elderly learn and remember more no matter the subject matter, UNSW psychology research fellow Amy Reichelt tells The Conversation.

MOOcs 0 1 0

MOOCs do not devalue the live magic of in-class dialogue, debate and problem-solving. Rather, they will be even more valuable, as we strive to make our interactions better, argues Geoffrey Garrett. 

Study inside

We're being taught the wrong way, from primary school through to university level, according to a UNSW expert in education.