Educational Neuroscience

A passion for teaching through 'Science of Learning'

Karen Jebb, Principal of Genazzano FCJ College, speaks about using the principles of neuroscience to enhance learning

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Brain Myths Series: #2 Creative v. Analytical Brains

Which direction does the ballerina spin? What colours do you see in the dress? If you have tried out any number of visual challenges to determine if you are 'left brain' dominant or 'right brain dominant' you are not alone. Such tests were popular a few years ago to explain the theory of why some people seem to be more creative, and some more analytically minded.

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The link between creative thinking and learning

Lakshini Mendis, PhD, explores the neuroscience of creativity and its role in learning.

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Is my teenager crazy?

Dr Greg Donoghue talks about teen brain development and why behaviour can sometimes seem odd.

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John Hattie: Homework-the good, the bad, the ugly...

Should students be doing homework? John Hattie, University of Melbourne

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A passion for teaching through 'Science of Learning'

Karen Jebb, Principal of Genazzano FCJ College, speaks about using the principles of neuroscience to enhance learning.

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What is the most important issue in education today?

Professor John Hattie from the University of Melbourne shares insights on education.

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Should your child study with music?

Does listening to music during study impair learning? Dr Jared Cooney Horvath provides the answers.

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Brain Myths Series: #1 Learning Styles

Students may have different learning preferences, but what does this mean for the classroom?

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Science of Learning principles in Mathematics

Penelope Karasavidis reflects on using Science of Learning Principles in teaching.

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So you understand the brain...now what?

How can we apply knowledge about the brain to improve teaching and learning in the classroom? By Dr Jared Cooney Horvath and Dr Jason Lodge, University of Melbourne

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What is neuroplasticity?

Psychologist, Dr Judith Paphazy, discusses 'neuroplasticity' and what this means for learning and teaching.

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Growth Mindset: What it is, how it works, why it matters

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Your amazing memory!

Your memory is essential for learning and functioning. It holds your history and your experiences. It connects you to others, links to emotions, helps you with decision making and much more! This infographic provides an overview of how memory works, causes of decline and strategies to maximise your memory.

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How does learning languages shape the brain?

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Help students retain information longer

At one time or another, anyone who has ever studied for a test has pondered the question: How can I improve my memory for what I have studied? Here is two helpful hints, both grounded in compelling experimental evidence.

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Does listening to music during study impair learning?

Dr Jared Cooney Horvath from the Science of Learning Group explains how listening to music can impact on learning.

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What is the most important issue in education today?

John Hattie shares his insights on education.

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Science of Learning principles in mathematics classes

An opportunity for challenge and growth. Teacher reflection

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What is the best way to help my students retain information longer?

At one time or another, anyone who has ever studied for a test has pondered the question: How can I improve my memory for what I have studied? Here is two helpful hints, both grounded in compelling experimental evidence.

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So, You Understand the Brain … Now What?

Every so often, a new field of scientific research reaches ‘cult’ status and is used to explain nearly every facet of life. Remember when string theory was the flavour-of-the-month and financial businesses scrambled to hire quantum physicists to gauge the stock market? How about when behavioural genetics was sexy and seemingly every behaviour, from humour to criminality, was mapped to the genome?

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What is Neuroplasticity?

Psychologist, Dr Judith Paphazy, discusses 'neuroplasticity' and what this means for learning and teaching.

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Your Amazing Memory!

Your memory is essential for learning and functioning. It holds your history and your experiences. It connects you to others, links to emotions, helps you with decision making and much more! This infographic provides an overview of how memory works, causes of decline and strategies to maximise your memory.

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