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National STEM Learning Centre

The Science of Learning

National STEM Learning Centre via FutureLearn

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 and educators supporting students of all ages, including newly qualified teachers (NQT), subject leaders and school leadership. Some concepts are contextualised with examples from primary, secondary and FE STEM subjects, but the principles apply to all disciplines. Teaching assistants, tutors and trainee teachers 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.

Taught by

Karen Hornby, Prof Tim Jay and Prof Paul Howard-Jones

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