The learning sciences in the (Primary) Initial Teacher Education curriculum

McMahon, K, McKay, D, Howarth, L, Barber, K, Humphreys, K, Lee, A, Etchells, P.J, Black, P and Yeh, C.S.-H (2020) The learning sciences in the (Primary) Initial Teacher Education curriculum. In: Universities' Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET) Annual Conference, 3 - 4 November 2020, London, UK [online].

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Researchers from Bath Spa University reported on work funded by the Wellcome Trust aimed at introducing concepts from cognitive neuroscience into initial teacher education (ITE). The approach taken is framed by the Core Content Framework and Early Career Framework but goes beyond this to take a deeper look at how the newly established field of educational neuroscience is beginning to identify a wider set of key concepts for informing teacher education and development. They presented examples of developments across the Bath Spa University PGCE Primary and Early Years curriculum to explore the challenges encountered and propose ways forward. This included a look at new open-access resources developed by the team.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Initial Teacher Education, Core Content Framework for ITE, the learning sciences, science of learning, neuroscience, cognitive psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Divisions: School of Education
Research Centres and Groups: Centre for Research in Scientific and Technological Education
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