Category Archives: Education

Space settlements and education

One of the most important things to considering when we are going to establish orbital space settlements is how to organize education in a new society. As stated earlier on this site we believe that education has two functions:

  1. Civic – prepare young people for active citizenship in a democratic society
  2. Economic – developing relevant and useful skills to earn one’s living

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The benefits of daily puzzles

Earlier we proposed that solving puzzles should be a school subject. A study by researchers at the University of Exeter shows that solving puzzles like crosswords on a daily base, strongly improves one’s cognitive abilities at old age. More precise: regular puzzle solving is linked to better memory and thinking skills.

This study supports our proposed policy of including puzzle solving in the curriculum of schools, as it suggests that this will improve overall intellectual skills and hence will likely have a positive effect on academic performances.

Daily crosswords linked to sharper brain in later life (Science Daily)