Neuroscience and Learning

This course looks at the latest neuroscientific discoveries and how they can influence what goes on in the classroom. It discusses basic neuroanatomy and cognitive processes such as attention, language, and memory to provide teachers and learners with ideas on how to make learning more effective (10h)

MODULE 1: The Brain
Lecture 1 – Nervous System and Brain Lobes
Lecture 2 – Neurons and Neurotransmission
Lecture 3 – Reward System

MODULE 2: Attention and Memory
Lecture 1 – Attention
Lecture 2 – Memory
Lecture 3 – Memory consolidation

PROJECT Introduction

MODULE 3: Neurodiversity: The Atypical Brain
Lecture 1 – Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder
Lecture 2 – Dyslexia and Dyscalculia
Lecture 3 – Autism Spectrum Disorder

MODULE 4: The Science of Mind, Brain, and Education (MBE)
Lecture 1 – MBE overview
Lecture 2 – Neuromyths
Lecture 3 – Practical applications in the classroom

PROJECT Assessment and Feedback

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