At its site on the northern fringes of the town, behind a derelict pub and beside a caravan park, the challenges facing modern coastal communities are being played out. Like many seaside towns, Great Yarmouth has suffered from the loss of jobs in traditional industries, which have been replaced with seasonal, insecure work in sectors such as tourism and food production. … [Read more...] about Great Yarmouth school a ‘fourth emergency service’
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Even some who support the use of computers in the classroom share the concern about the negative impact of technology. “The role of technology at home is potentially damaging children’s communication skills with their parents who are using it as an electronic babysitter,” says Andrews. “More and more children are coming into primary school with their spoken language as an issue so we are using technology in the classroom to record their language as a way of getting them talking to their parents.” … [Read more...] about Could Steiner schools have a point on children, tablets and tech?
'These neurons play a key role in visual processing – they allow recognising the orientation of the contour of an object regardless of its exact position in the visual field, a perceptual ability that only recently has been implemented in artificial vision systems,' said Zoccolan. … [Read more...] about First ‘passive’ visual experiences as children influence how we see the world as adults and could help build more sophisticated AI, study shows
The heavily armed policemen - wearing helmets and body armour while carrying riot shields - were also on display to show Germany that Austria is willing to shut its own borders if Angela Merkel's interior minister follows through with his threat to close the Bavarian frontier … [Read more...] about Spain says ‘we can’t be Europe’s sea rescue service’: Second EU stand-off on migrants as Madrid REFUSES to take 230 from NGO boat – forcing Italy to cave in and accept some despite deputy PM’s claim to have halted ‘invasion’
But coronavirus feels different. For starters, young people can’t pin badges to their chests and go out to protest against the virus. They can’t do anything, really, apart from obey their parents’ house rules – few have places of their own – and wait for the world to reopen. Coronavirus is more than just an existential fear: it has also put the brakes on reaction, rebellion, or the generational search for answers. It has forced young adults to return to their families, and accelerated the destruction of existing models of work, in sectors such as high-street retail and manufacturing; this generation of young adults will have to navigate their way through a world that is radically changed. … [Read more...] about ‘I’m stuck in limbo’: will the Covid generation of young people face long-term fallout?