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ClassDojo app takes mindfulness to scale in public education

Ben Williamson A globally popular educational app used by millions of teachers and schoolchildren worldwide has begun to deliver mindfulness meditation training into classrooms. Based on a mobile app that teachers can carry in their pockets, ClassDojo is embedding positive psychology … Continue reading

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Psychological surveillance and psycho-informatics in the classroom

Ben Williamson Psychology has long played a role in education by providing the expert knowledge and survey instruments required to monitor students’ attitudes, dispositions and habits of mind. Today, though, psychology is coming to play an increasingly prevalent role in … Continue reading

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Anatomizing the body, emotions and brain of the data-child

Ben Williamson There is currently growing concern about the data mining of children, and particularly with the collection and calculation of children’s educational data through new kinds of learning analytics, real-time assessment and data visualization techniques. These techniques construct the … Continue reading

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