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Find out more about the Wellcome Trust’s ‘Education and Neuroscience Initiative’.
- More about Topic 7: Factors Affecting Learning
16th April – 27th April
Educational neuroscience (also ‘Neuroeducation’ and ‘Mind, Brain and Education’) are growing disciplines.
As professionals facilitating learning on a daily basis, it is clear why teachers want to understand more about the brain and learning.
However the reality is that not all ‘brain-based’ resources and programmes available are based on research.
Education is becoming more evidence informed. There is great interest to discover if this knowledge can improve education, and help us understand why things that work are successful.
This zone provides an opportunity for teachers to have conversations with scientists about how young people learn.
We have neuroscientists and psychologists who carry out research on a broad range of topics, from maths and anxiety to memory and language. Each fortnight we will focus on a particular topic.
Whatever your question they are here to speak with you about the latest discoveries in the science of learning. ‘ASK‘ a question and you will receive an email when the scientists reply, or ‘CHAT‘ live with scientists in real time discussions.
Topic 7: Factors Affecting Learning runs from Monday 16th April – 27th April 2018
Not eating breakfast (like 14% of UK children) can negatively impact performance. The biggest impact is on tasks that are more demanding (requiring more mental effort), and tasks that require working memory. It is also the case that children who are generally not well nourished will be more affected by not eating breakfast.
Read more about the many factors that affect learning here.
Drop by to ask your questions to the scientists taking part. Click on the 'Chat' icon, or click here to visit the live chat page.
We will be opening the live chat in the Learning Zone:
- Thursday 19th April at 4pm
- Tuesday 24th April at 8pm
How can I help my daughter love science? and be motivated to study it? (1 comment)
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Is reading on a screen cognitively similar to reading on paper? What about typing vs. handwriting? I find that my (1 comment)
Explore the brains of young learners, 8-9pm tonight
Here comes Topic 7: Factors Affecting Learning
Explore the brains of young learners, 8:30-9:30 tonight
Supporting individuals – how do we get the best from each student? Join the chat at 8:30 tonight
Here’s Topic 6: Individual Differences