Neuroscience course to fill ‘gap’ in teacher training

According to TES, a headteacher is piloting a new course in educational neuroscience, designed to fill a perceived “gap” in conventional teacher training.

The “Neuroscience for Teachers” course, which will recruit up to 30 qualified teachers from state and independent secondary schools, will focus on how children’s brains develop throughout the teenage years.

The free course will involve six interactive days of workshops across the next academic year, on topics including motivation and engagement; learning and technology; memory; decision-making and leadership; mental health and wellbeing; and action research project planning.

There has been rising interest in recent years in the way neuroscience can be applied in the classroom.

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