What is the evidence behind the science of learning?

Neuroscience, psychology and teaching are closely interlinked. They help us understand how people learn.

In recent years neuroscience has been developing at ever-increasing speed. Commonly held beliefs about learning have now been shown to lack a grounding in evidence and science. New ideas about the way the brain works are emerging.

The Science of Learning Zone brings together researchers and teachers to provide answers to questions posed by teachers and the education profession:

When children have hand writing problems is that a sign of other problems? ”

Why does autism mean that some children cannot speak?

I work with children who have specific learning difficulties, dyslexia, dyscalculia etc those with most difficulties have poor working memories. I am interested what neuroscience can tell us to provide robust and reliable teaching strategies that can be used one to one and within the classroom whilst teaching a very fast paced curriculum.

Starting this January with a focus on Learning and Remembering the Science of Learning Zone will feature a wide range of psychologists and neuroscientists working at the cutting edge of research. Teachers and educationalists can ask their own questions, join in with conversations or simply read what other teachers are asking about the evidence that underpins learning in the classroom.

Visit https://learning.imascientist.org.uk

The Science of Learning Zone is funded by the Wellcome Trust as part of their Education and Neuroscience Initiative and provided free to schools and researchers.

Please forward this to any colleagues that might be curious about the Science of Learning. If you have any questions about the Zone, please call 01225 326892 or email katie@mangorol.la

Kind regards,

Katie Marshall
Project Manager

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here

Mangorolla CIC