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Can we use our scientific understanding of the brain to change how teachers teach and how children learn?

By Anjana Ahuja   April 2017

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…

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