For over 450 years, students have been studying anatomy at Cambridge through whole body dissection. But students find that they learn far more than just the architecture of the human body during their classes.
Teaching staff will record their lectures and share them with students online as part of a trial to enhance learning with technology.
The first study to look at the impact of the relationship with teachers on adolescent behaviour finds that a positive teacher-student relationship can be as effective as anti-bullying programmes at improving wellbeing in young people.
Daphne Martschenko (Faculty of Education) discusses whether DNA can predict our educational achievement.
As they struggled to maintain their grip on India as the jewel in the colonial crown, the British attempted to mould the character of India’s princes. Research by Teresa Segura-Garcia into the remarkable story of Sayaji Rao III, Maharaja of Baroda, reveals the thinking behind his education and its practical implications. She presents her work in a talk tomorrow (1 June 2016).
Pauline Rose (Faculty of Education) discusses the importance of recognising education as part of a humanitarian response.
Inside information: Students and prisoners study together in course that reveals the power of collaborative education26 Apr 2016
A highly innovative project in which Cambridge students and prisoners studied together at a Category B prison in Buckinghamshire has broken down prejudices and created new possibilities for all of those who took part. The researchers behind it suggest that more such collaborative learning initiatives could help dismantle stereotypes and offer prisoners a meaningful vision for the future after release.
Daphne Martschenko (Faculty of Education) discusses the concept of intelligence and the drive to identify and quantify it.