Can we use our scientific understanding of the brain to change how teachers teach and how children learn?by Anjana Ahuja / March 16, 2017 / Leave a comment
Published in April 2017 issue of Prospect Magazine
Neuroscience and Education: Promises and Perils
Birmingham International Conference Centre, 11th April, 6pm—free, but booking essential
How much should we take account of neuroscience when it comes to formulating education policy? Can we use our scientific understanding of the brain to change how teachers teach and how children learn? These are the thoroughly modern questions that will be posed by Professor Paul Howard-Jones (above), at an evening talk at the Festival of Neuroscience in Birmingham. The five-day brainfest, organised by the British Neuroscience Association, is also putting on public events around the city on antisocial behaviour, dementia and pain—and the real science behind Roald Dahl’s marvellous medicine.