Understanding how our brains learn is essential for all teachers.
In the past 20 years, there has been a dramatic increase in our understanding of the human brain, how it develops and learns and how best to teach students. Many of the older ideas and strategies around learning and memory have been shown to be incorrect and recent findings paint a very different picture of the human brain and its capacity to learn. Teachers have the opportunity to learn and adapt their teaching practices to incorporate many of these findings into their own teaching strategies. This course will cover many of the recent findings and discuss the new concepts and ideas around the neuroscience of learning.