Learnus supports the continuing professional development programme of schools and local authorities offering presentations on the role of educational neuroscience in better understanding learning. These sessions are tailored to the needs of the audience. Taking a multi-disciplinary approach, the workshops are able to examine topics such as the structure and development of the brain, the teenage brain, the functions of the brain such as memory, and relationships with learning. They also identify some widely-held misconceptions about the brain and learning.
The workshop sessions provide participants with:
an understanding of ways in which educational neuroscience can inform teaching and learning;
an overview of the structure, function and development of the brain;
an appreciation of the importance of evidence in explaining claims about the brain (neuro-myths and -hits);
examples of possible implications for classroom practice.