The Science of Learning

FutureLearn The Science of Learning

Platform
FutureLearn
Provider
National STEM Learning Centre
Effort
3 hours/week
Length
5 weeks
Language
English
Credentials
Paid Certificate Available
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Overview
Improve your teaching by discussing the science of learning
What is learning? How does it work? On this course you try and answer these questions, exploring how you can use the science of learning to inform your teaching and support your students’ learning.

Drawing upon educational neuroscience and psychology (and combating neuroscience myths), you will learn how to interpret research to be better informed about how your students learn. Throughout the course, you will reflect on your own practice as a teacher, learning how to justify and improve your approach.

This course is for teachers, NQT, RQT in primary, secondary and FE STEM subjects. Teaching assistants, tutors and ITT may also benefit, though the course will be framed within teaching classroom contexts. You will need recent classroom experience to benefit from the reflective activities on this course.

What topics will you cover?
  • Learning to learn: introduction to the science of learning, busting myths and helping you use research to inform your classroom practice.
  • Engagement for learning
  • Construction of learning
  • Consolidation of learning
  • Plasticity of the brain
  • Becoming an action researcher

Taught by
Karen Hornby, Prof Tim Jay and Prof Paul Howard-Jones
Author
FutureLearn
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