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Pedagogy - 18.10.2022
Key values for school children
Key values for school children
The values that matter most to primary school children are safety and the well-being of others. Teachers, meanwhile, also want to cultivate self-direction - in the same way that the Swiss curriculum aims to do.

Pedagogy - Innovation - 06.10.2022
University teaching under Covid: the old hands and the evaders
How did teaching staff cope with the sudden switch to online teaching during the coronavirus pandemic? Researchers from the University of Basel investigated this in collaboration with Eucor - The European Campus.

Pedagogy - 26.09.2022
Raising the first-year pass rate without compromising on standards
Raising the first-year pass rate without compromising on standards
As the new academic year kicks into gear, we spoke to Simone Deparis, the executive director of EPFL's Propedeutic Center (CePro), which is aiming to raise the first-year pass rate (currently 51.5%) without lowering standards.

Innovation - Pedagogy - 26.09.2022
Smartphones, teenagers, and parents
The title of the encounter organised by L'ideatorio, USI's service for promoting scientific culture, and the USI Institute of Public Health was "Smartphones and Teenagers.

Career - Pedagogy - 26.07.2022
Ambitious career aspirations: A balancing act between success and disappointment
Ambitious career aspirations: A balancing act between success and disappointment
Higher aspirations lead to higher achievements. At least, that is true in the context of educational and occupational aspirations, as shown by a new study co-authored by economist Dr. Reto Odermatt of the University of Basel. Unrealistically high aspirations as a teenager, however, can have a negative effect on well-being as an adult.

Pedagogy - 17.05.2022
The power of signs
The power of signs
Signs and symbols are intended to provide orientation in public spaces. Once we-ve understood their message, we take note of it and usually think no more of it.

Pedagogy - Innovation - 28.04.2022
Innovative application helps students learn to write
Innovative application helps students learn to write
EPFL startup School Rebound has developed a revolutionary application that uses artificial intelligence to help students improve their handwriting in a fun and personalized way.

Social Sciences - Pedagogy - 25.04.2022
Better assess the needs of people with multiple disabilities
Better assess the needs of people with multiple disabilities
A team from the University of Geneva demonstrates that eye-tracking can be used to assess the perceptual abilities of people with multiple disabilities.

Social Sciences - Pedagogy - 10.03.2022
Frequent External Childcare Can Affect Children's Behavior
Frequent External Childcare Can Affect Children’s Behavior
How does childcare outside of the family affect the development of children and adolescents? To answer this question, researchers at the University of Zurich surveyed around 1,300 Zurich school children, their parents and teachers. The survey suggests that the more time children spend in external daycare, the more likely they are to exhibit problematic behavior; however, this behavior generally disappears at the end of primary school.

Innovation - Pedagogy - 26.11.2021
EPFL and ETH Zurich launch their first joint doctoral programme
EPFL and ETH Zurich launch their first joint doctoral programme
Switzerland's two federal institutes of technology have teamed up to offer a new joint doctoral programme in the learning sciences.

Life Sciences - Pedagogy - 25.11.2021
Ensuring as few plankton as possible can sneak away undetected
Ensuring as few plankton as possible can sneak away undetected
How does a machine recognise plankton? In much the same way as people recognise the faces of other people.

Campus - Pedagogy - 22.09.2021

Pedagogy - Social Sciences - 02.09.2021

Psychology - Pedagogy - 16.07.2021
Emotion and locomotion crucial from an early age
Emotion and locomotion crucial from an early age
Researchers at the University of Geneva have found that emotion knowledge, cooperative social behaviour and locomotor activity are three key skills for promoting numerical learning in children aged 3 to 6.

Pedagogy - 28.06.2021

Pedagogy - 10.06.2021
'Mars Mission' attracts more than 700 students from around the world
’Mars Mission’ attracts more than 700 students from around the world
The R2T2 Mars Mission is an educational project developed at EPFL for grade-school and high-school classes that use the Thymio robot.

Pedagogy - 03.02.2021
Tactile books adapted for blind children
Tactile books adapted for blind children
Blind children do not apprehend the world in the same way as their sighted counterparts. A research team from the University of Geneva and Université Lumière Lyon 2 have developed tactile books that are tailored specifically to their needs.

Pedagogy - 19.01.2021
Online courses reinforce inequalities
Online courses reinforce inequalities
Gifted students improve their grades when they take online courses, whereas students in difficulty do not.

Economics / Business - Pedagogy - 05.01.2021
Poorest face dilemma in Africa's cities
Poorest face dilemma in Africa’s cities
A recent study in South Africa and Ghana shows people support government steps to combat Covid-19 but lack the infrastructure and financial security required to maintain social distancing.

Psychology - Pedagogy - 14.12.2020
Using play to “school” children's emotions
Using play to “school” children’s emotions
Pretend play promotes the development of socio-emotional competences in children aged five and six. Being socially and emotionally competent from an early age is likely to help children win acceptance by their peers, build better relationships with teachers, and facilitate academic learning.

Pedagogy - 07.12.2020

Campus - Pedagogy - 02.12.2020

Pedagogy - Computer Science - 30.08.2020
Teaching AI to learn like a child
Teaching AI to learn like a child
As impressive as they may be, the latest AI systems are still no match for humans. Benjamin Grewe pushes for tomorrow's intelligent machines to learn the way young children do.

Social Sciences - Pedagogy - 19.06.2020

Life Sciences - Pedagogy - 01.04.2020
Evolution as a narrative in teaching biology
What is life? This question is the starting point not for a philosophy lecture, but for the newly designed Bachelor's degree programme in biology at ETH Zurich.

Pedagogy - Event - 30.03.2020

Pedagogy - 17.03.2020
"Containing the virus must come before everything else"
ETH Zurich is switching to emergency operations. In this interview, ETH President JoÃ'l Mesot explains what this means for research, teaching and work.

Pedagogy - 13.03.2020

Pedagogy - 13.03.2020

Pedagogy - Administration - 12.03.2020

Computer Science - Pedagogy - 05.02.2020