About

A blog on learning and development

What happens in children’s and young people’s brains when they learn? What does the ideal learning and development environment for each individual look like? Which programs and technologies should be pursued? Which decision makers need to be involved to improve development and learning conditions?

The Jacobs Foundation and its large network have been seeking answers to these questions for over 25 years, aware that the resulting findings and insights must be disseminated, debated, and translated into action.

This blog, “BOLD – Blog on Learning and Development”, is an interdisciplinary initiative dedicated to spreading the word about how children and young people develop and learn. Researchers at various stages of their careers – some are associated with the Jacobs Foundation, others are not – as well as science journalists, policymakers, and practitioners have their say on this blog.

Designed as a digital platform for the exchange of ideas and opinions, BOLD encourages any contributions, whether through the blog’s comment function, social media or any other avenue that is suitable for fostering and advancing the discussion.

Blog authors

To learn more about the researchers and writers contributing to BOLD, visit the authors’ page.

Some blog posts were originally written in German. These were translated by Dorothy Duncan. She has been a free-lance translator for many years, prior to which she spent 10 years living in Germany, working for several years as a translator for Germany’s Federal Foreign Office.

Blog contents do not reflect the views of the Jacobs Foundation. Authors publish on their own behalf and the opinions expressed are their own.

Legal notice

Credits