Skip to 0 minutes and 1 second What is learning? And how can teachers support all students to be better learners? How can an understanding of the science of learning, help you develop your classroom practice? Our scientific understanding of learning has now advanced far enough for us to offer answers to these and other questions, that have practical implications for education. This course is designed for teachers, to help you consider what’s happening in your classroom and to make better informed decisions. By the end of the course, you’ll be thinking about how you can improve teaching and learning, by drawing on the latest thinking, in educational neuroscience in psychology.
Skip to 0 minutes and 47 seconds You’ll be discovering how different regions of the brain become involved in learning, and what this means for the types of decision you make as a teacher, for optimizing your students’ learning. Together, we’ll debunk the neuroscience myths, and look at why, as teachers, you have an important role to play, in shaping the brains of your students. We’ll help you look at the scientific research, for insight into how your students learn. Students themselves are much more aware of how they learn, and that they can change, the way they learn with the support of the teacher.
Skip to 1 minute and 19 seconds And myself, as a professional, now being able to have that dialogue with the students in front of me, and involving them with it, I’ve just seen them start to flourish and change. Throughout, you’re being encouraged to discuss your ideas with other teachers, and you’ll be supported in reflecting on your practice. You’ll hear from other educators about how research has informed their teaching, and how typical classroom practices, may be influenced by insights form research. The impact on my practice through using research is two fold. It makes me more confident, it makes me understand my job better, but it also makes me want to come to work.
Skip to 1 minute and 56 seconds It makes me want to challenge, and move on, and establish myself further as a teacher. By the end of this course, you’ll be better able to justify your teaching approaches, based on scientific evidence, and reflect on your teaching. Together, we’ll be separating the neuromyth from the neurofact. And discovering how as teachers, you’re not just developing minds. But also the function and even the structure, of your student’s brains. Join us on The Science of Learning.