Find out more about the Wellcome Trust’s ‘Education and Neuroscience Initiative’.
- Topic 1: Learning and Remembering 8th – 21st January
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.
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There seems to be evidence from Paul Hattie, amongst others, that the way teachers provide feedback for pupils has amr braddick
Should I display formulae that students need to remember for their exams on the walls in my classroom – does havingmissjplumb
I was wondering from your research if there were any obvious techniques/methods that you havebowesn
If children start as poor readers but then become better readers in their teens are they better readers than those thatpikec17
Should we consolidate learning by regular revision of past topics throughout the year? For example, I have heard thatstannum
What does research say about pupils fiddling whilst learning. For instance clicking pens, tapping tables….is there acumbersd17
How does development of the prefrontal cortex relate to academic achievement? If there’s a link between development andboysong1
What is happening in the brain to make it easy for babies to learn language than older children? How does this processgertzerl17
What is cell phone/tablet use in early childhood doing to the rate of literacy acquisition?gertzerl17
Is it effective to employ wrote learn of definitions to ensure pupils can parrot it back when their current linguisticcumbersd17
Topic 2: Attention, Reward, and Motivation runs from Monday 22nd Jan – 4th Feb 2018
Neuroscientists think of attention as a largely unconscious cognitive process that happens automatically, involving many different brain areas. Read more about Topic 2 here.
Is there a connection between athletic ability and language proficiency? (1 comment)
I have read that learning happens when synapses between neurons are created - I appreciate this is fairly simplistic, (2 comments)
Is there research which informs advice about the optimal amount of time between study sessions to improve pupils' (1 comment)
What is the current understanding of 'plasticity' of the developing brain in children <7. I ask this in terms of (1 comment)
When children have hand writting problems is that a sign of other problems? Or does it just hinder them trying to (1 comment)
Learning and Remembering #2 – Chat Transcript – 16/01/18
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Live Chat transcript – Learning and Remembering
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