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London NW3 3ST
Geoff Barton, General Secretary, ASCL
Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
Dr Kou Murayama, Department of Psychology, University of Reading
Dr Martina Lecky, Headteacher, Ruislip High School
Professor Sophie Scott, UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
Adolescence is a time of opportunity for learning new skills and forging an adult identity. Research on brain development suggests that adolescence might represent a period of relatively high neural plasticity, in particular in brain regions involved in executive function and social cognition. The research on the brain basis of social development in adolescence might have implications for “when to teach what” and could inform both curriculum design and teaching practice with the aim of ensuring that classroom activities exploit periods of neural plasticity that facilitate maximal learning.”
Blakemore, S-J., & Mills, K.L. (2014).
Is adolescence a sensitive period for sociocultural processing?
Annual Review of Psychology, 65, 187-207.
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