Studies consistently show that parental involvement in children’s education has a significant positive impact on their educational achievement, both in early years and on into adolescence and adulthood. Most children have two main sets of educators in their lives – their parents and their teachers. Parental education dominates during early years and gradually becomes less... Read more »
Full name: Meg Evans
Meg's educational background spans most channels and types including co-ed, single-sex, full-time university, part-time university while working full time, home study and (hurrah!) evening education for sheer pleasure and relaxation. Meg works full-time as a writer and marketer. In her spare time she enjoys charitable work, in particular taking delight in exercising dogs for elderly and infirm owners who would otherwise struggle.
Parents of dyslexic children face a variety of challenges. On the one hand there may be a reluctance to label your child as having a specific learning disability and you might be worried about the prospect of causing anger, resentment and possibly bullying. On the other hand, however, you’ll also appreciate the importance of giving... Read more »
The concept of autonomous learning has gained most of its momentum in recent years, although the term was first used back in 1981 by Frenchman Henri Holec, largely regarded as the ‘father’ of learner autonomy. There have been – and remain – many definitions of the term but, in general, it means a student takes... Read more »
There is considerable pressure on students to achieve high grades in academic examinations. The final marks can make the difference between acceptance or rejection from further studies in that subject or from a university of choice. Unfortunately the extreme pressure can result in feelings of anxiety in the face of exam failure. Those students who... Read more »
Oh dear. You’ve nurtured your child as best you can through their exams. Now, after a couple of months of uncertainty (but during which time you all agreed there’s nothing any of you can do about it so you might as well try to relax) it’s time for the results. Even for the least talented of... Read more »