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Jacobs Foundation
We seek to benefit future generations by providing children and young people with better opportunities for development.
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Jacobs Foundation May 24
Support your child’s brain development with fun & effective interactions. A short video from breaks it down into 5 simple steps:
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celestekidd May 23
What you know you don't know makes you curious. New paper by Shirlene Wade. Interesting implications here for when you think you are close to a solution, but aren't really. That misalignment of your belief & reality could keep you motivated to keep going.
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BOLD blog May 24
“If an educational trial is based on a psychological finding that has not been replicated & shown to be reliable, the chances of the trial working are slim.” /
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HarvardCenter May 23
The intrinsic motivation to learn about the world around us begins in infancy. What can parents and practitioners do to promote positive motivation and learning during development?
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Elif Isbell, PhD May 22
Please RT! Developmental EEG repository : one aim is to create developmental EEG metadata, but how comparable are data across labs with different acquisition & processing systems? Would you consider adding a 5 min battery of tasks to your future EEG studies to test this?
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Jacobs Foundation May 23
How can support the sustainability of cocoa growing communities? Find out in the report whose leading researcher is a JF Catherine Soler:
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EARLI 2019 May 23
The conference programme is now available in full! Consult it via and find out when your sessions have been scheduled. We look forward to see you in Aachen!
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MercatorCH May 23
Wer will mit uns arbeiten? Wir suchen eine*n Wissens- und Community Manager*in
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Bo Stjerne Thomsen May 22
Learning new words through play - children learn vocabulary just as effectively through play as through shared book reading
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Erica Wojcik May 22
⚡️ “Developmental Psych twitter” - A list of recommended accounts
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DIPF May 22
Wie werden wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse in der gewonnen und warum gab es in der alten BRD nur so wenige ? Am 15.6. kann jeder mit unseren Wissenschaftlerinnen dazu auf der diskutieren
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Vroom May 22
: When outside with your child invite them to create an experiment. Ask your child to guess how many steps it takes to get to a certain spot, then take turns testing this out. As your child moves, they're learning about math ideas like distance and counting.
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Moving Minds Alliance May 22
Reflecting on the success of Brazil’s Criança Feliz program, which provides coaching for parents in vital areas of development, shares 5 key ingredients she looks for before trying to scale up a project.
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Jan Schudel May 22
Aus Fehler lernen in Stiftungen: - "schwierige Projekte" als einfacherer Begriff. - Kollegiale Fallberatung als Methode - Kulturwandel hin zu lernender Organisation braucht Zeit
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BOLD blog May 22
“An emphasis on school readiness in preschools does not necessarily mean that preschools have to choose between play and teacher-led academic activities.” on new research by Emily Hopkins et al.
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Jacobs Foundation May 22
The 2nd day of the ’ Stiftungssymposium starts today in Thun. Jacobs Foundation's will discuss learnings from mistakes. moderates the discussion about compliance. Both start at 10:15. Find out more about :
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marion betizeau May 22
Ständerat Werner Luginbühl öffnet den 2. Tag der 2019: Mehr Diversität im Stiftungsräte, Klimawandel, Informationsaustausch, Transparenz Um Herausforderungen zu überwinden und ihr Zweck zu erreichen, müssen Stiftungen aus der Komfortszone gehen
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Simon Sommer May 21
Today I am going to talk about the Jacobs Foundation as a learning organization and our “error culture” at the Symposium in beautiful Thun (unfortunately: inside...)
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Gelgia Fetz Fernandes May 20
Hands down: must-read for everyone interested in teenagers (not just parents)! 👇
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Jacobs Foundation May 21
So wie Kinder ihren eigenen Weg gestalten, sind wir sicher, dass das Programm 🇨🇭 weiterhin mit tatkräftigen Händen formen wird. Danke an Hans Ambühl, und Mitglieder der nationalen Steuergruppe für die interessante abschliessende Diskussion.
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