Course DescriptionThis course is designed to give students an overview of current research in the field of neuroscience and explain how such research can impact classroom instruction. Students will learn the scientific evidence which backs up teaching practices regarding attention, memory, metacognition, emotions and learning, as well as findings for working with students in special education and adolescents. This is more than a brain-based course for educators. This course will give you deep knowledge that allows you to take the next steps in improving your teaching practice.
By the end of the course participants will:
- Understand the basics of how research is conducted in the fields of neuroscience and education.
- Understand the research findings regarding brain function that are behind some popular beliefs and misconceptions about learning, memory and students with disabilities.
- Have reviewed and critically analyzed research in the fields of education and neuroscience.
- Be able to reflect on one's own teaching pedagogy and record data on new interventions based on suggestions from research.