(Reuters Health) - Adolescents may be cautious while they're learning to drive, but a new study suggests they get downright dangerous once their license allows them to hit the road without a grownup in the car.Teen drivers have long been synonymous with risky maneuvers on the road and plenty of previous research has also found novice drivers have higher crash rates than people with more experience. The current study helps pinpoint when teen driving may be riskiest by using cameras and sensors inside cars to examine driving habits for parents and children over almost two years, starting when teens got their learner's permits.While teens only had permits, their chance of being in a crash or nearly missing a collision as well as their odds of exhibiting risky driving behavior like speeding, swerving, and slamming the brakes were similar to the adults, the study found.In the first year after teens had their licenses, however, they were more than six times more likely to crash or narrowly … [Read more...] about Teen drivers take more risks after trading learner permits for licenses
Hong Kong is a city of curiosities, writes the National Geographic. There is always something new to discover in the highly progressive city, something exquisite to taste in its diverse cuisine and something unforgettable to experience from countless destinations. If visiting for the first, the second or even the 22nd time, there is a place that will offer the best of Hong Kong. This is Ocean Park, where young families and group of friends will surely enjoy a much-awaited holiday together. Combining educational marine shows and exhibitions perfect for the young ones along with high-octane and thrilling rides made for the adventurous types, Ocean Park Hong Kong has something that will delight visitors of all ages. For the little learners To show kids and parents alike the need to protect the oceans and its marine mammals, watch the “Ocean Wonders” at Ocean Theatre. Released In their early and formative years, children are always curious and eager. Ocean Park Hong Kong shows … [Read more...] about Top attractions for the little learners, thrill seekers at Ocean Park Hong Kong
MANILA - The Department of Education has adjusted the passing score of the November 2017 Alternative Learning System (ALS) Assessment & Equivalency (A&E) Test due to low passing rate of learners. "I am announcing the change in the passing score from 75% correct answers (relative to total test questions) to 60% correct answers in the November 2017 A&E Test," Education Secretary Leonor Briones said in a statement. The ALS Assessment & Equivalency is a paper and pencil test designed to measure the competencies of those who have neither attended nor finished elementary or secondary education in the formal school system. Through the program, school dropouts are able to complete elementary and high school education outside the formal school system. Those who pass the A&E Test are qualified to enroll in secondary and post-secondary schools. In the statement, Briones said initial results of the November 2017 tests showed a low turnout of passers compared to the previous … [Read more...] about DepEd changes passing score for ALS learners
DHL’s report, “A Way Back to School”, indirectly sheds light on another probable dropouts related problem, i.e. the skipped-generation (SG). I’ve always wondered whether research was done on the number of school dropouts who come from a skipped-generation environment. The report increases the urgency to solve the school-dropouts problem and the probably intimately related skipped-generation issue, obviously starting with the latter. Suthichai Yoon’s article again emphasises the challenges of reforming higher education’s structure, students and teachers, bypassing a serious factor that influences the number and quality of students that can make it to university, the early age SG group. Last week I experienced a live scenario of the SG issue. The wife of one of the workers at my place brought over the two-year old grandson, a matter of “rotating shifts”; the job was done and we were in sanook time. Once again I concluded that the kids were … [Read more...] about How about an ‘early age flying squad support’ team to help learners?
caption A teacher speaks to her students in a classroom on the first day of a new school term in Tripoli September 17, 2011 . source REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny People may prefer to learn in different ways, but research shows tailoring teaching to students’ preferences doesn’t help them perform better. A method called “micro-teaching” is a more proven way to help students learn. Good communication and trust between teachers and students is also important. We all like to do things in our own ways. That’s especially true in the White House, it seems, where presidents choose to receive top-secret information in different formats. Former President Barack Obama got his daily briefing on a tablet, whereas President Donald Trump reportedly prefers to have oral briefings. According to a Washington Post report, that’s because reading isn’t Trump’s … [Read more...] about There’s no such thing as ‘auditory’ or ‘visual’ learners