Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Neuroscience, psychology and education: Emerging links

I'm really excited to have a new article out, co-written with Professor Michael Thomas. The article appears in Impact, a journal from the Chartered College of Teaching, made for teachers.

The whole issue is dedicated the science of learning, and covers a host of topics including retrieval practice, sleep, mindsets, and mindfulness. Some of the articles are freely available online, and a copy of this issue has been sent to every school in the country, so look out for it teachers!

Our article gives an overview of educational neuroscience, with discussion of the challenges faced by the field, and some examples of how neuroscience research might relate to education. Read it for free here.

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Researchers and teachers discuss the science of learning

Calling all teachers – check out the Science of Learning Zone and speak to researchers about the latest scientific findings.

The Wellcome Trust funded Science of Learning Zone is a place for researchers and educators to discuss the science of learning. The event is running from January until June, and each fortnight features a new set of scientists with expertise in a given topic area.

This fortnight, the topic is Early Development. The Zone features some introductory text for each topic. In Early Development, the text covers the development of reading, writing and basic mathematics skills. The Ask function allows teachers to pose questions to the scientists, and weekly hour-long live chats enable more in depth discussions in a forum style chat.

An easy way to get involved is to simply browse the questions that have already been asked, and read the responses and comments given.

This fantastic event is part of the Wellcome Trust Education and Neuroscience initiative.

This post first appeared on the NPJ Science of Learning community.