New research suggests that far from disengaging young people from real life, virtual worlds can provide unique environments that can help them learn and negotiate new situations.
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Innovative software to help teachers stay at the forefront of the digital revolution in education has been developed by researchers funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
A more flexible approach to teaching methods and better community support could reduce school drop-out in high HIV-prevalence areas in sub-Saharan Africa.
The benefits of virtual worlds can be used to help autistic children develop social skills beyond their anticipated levels, suggest early findings from new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
Researchers funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) have developed a software toolkit that shows how such an approach sparks and sustains students’ interest in science.
The ESRC is pleased to announce that it is supporting five new projects in partnership with business which will continue to apply academic knowledge and thinking to business problems.
The ESRC is pleased to announce that it is supporting 15 new projects in partnership with civil society and public sector organisations, with the aim of applying academic knowledge and thinking to organisational challenges.
For the first time researchers from South Africa and China will be working together on a joint data project with UK social scientists, using existing data to answer global issues facing all three countries.
Research from a jointly funded project by the ESRC and Department for International Development has been instrumental in setting up a new international Task Force to promote fair wages in aid organisations.
The ESRC's new web portal is launched today, Thursday 27 January 2010, with straight to the point easy navigation and dynamic research content on important topics some of the new features. The new website will be the first port of call for anyone interested in the UK’s society and economy.