Communicating research to support the evolution of teaching
“Given the recent report by the Institute of Fiscal Studies that there has been no improvement in school attainment gap in England for over 20 years, it is clearly urgent for educators to look at new ways of enhancing the teaching and learning experience in this country. Educational Neuroscience, the study of how the brain learns, is logically one of the new ways. This survey carried out on behalf of Learnus by YouGov shows the increasing interest teachers have in Educational Neuroscience.” Richard Newton-Chance Chair of the Learnus Council
“In September 2023, Learnus council member Michael Thomas attended a meeting of the All Parliamentary Party Group (APPG) on Artificial Intelligence at the House of Lords, convened to discuss the potential impact (for better or worse) of generative artificial intelligence on education”.
Professor of Psychology in the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development at Birkbeck College and Project Leader of the UnLocke Project and Professor Derek Bell, Director of Learnus and Co-Investigator of the UnLocke Project.
Stop and Think Learning counter-intuitive concepts in primary maths and science
Learnus presented its "FutureEd23" Conference in London in June 2023. At the conference the speakers addressed the question "What is the place of educational neuroscience in teacher education with particular reference to the Early Careers Framework".
Michael Thomas Slides Paul Howard-Jones & Kendra McMahon Slides Duncan AstleSlides Peter Mather, Cara Carey & Jeremy Dudman-Jones - Slides
Learnus is at the forefront of supporting the engagement and dialogue between educators and researchers working in the field of educational neuroscience that can realise huge potential for the classroom.
Interview with Prof. Denis Mareschal
Professor of Psychology, Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, School of Psychology, Birkbeck College interviewed London
Interview Prof. Iroise Dumontheil
Reader in Cognitive Neuroscience interviewed in London
Dr Duncan Astle Programme Leader at The Medical Research Council's Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge
Interview Professor Sophie Scott
Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Speech Communication Leader, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London
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Training Jeremy Dudman-Jones
Presentation on The Brain and Learning in China (2019)