Engaging trainee teachers with neuroscience and cognitive psychology

McMahon, K (2022) 'Engaging trainee teachers with neuroscience and cognitive psychology.' SSR in Depth, 103 (385). pp. 5-11. ISSN 2755-256X

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Initial teacher education (ITE) needs to respond to the huge increase in research in neuroscience that informs our understanding of learning. Educational applications of cognitive psychology, in particular from the field of memory, are strongly evident in government policy documents in England, but as yet the wider contribution of educational neuroscience is not explicit. ITE needs to open trainee teachers’ thinking to these perspectives and what can be learned from them, but also needs to examine them critically and in relation to other forms of educational knowledge and aims. This article explains how one university is taking an interdisciplinary approach to this challenge to develop their ITE curriculum.

Item Type: Article
UN SDGs: Goal 4: Quality Education
Keywords: initial teacher education, the learning sciences, cognitive science, cognitive psychology
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: School of Education
Research Centres and Groups: Centre for Research in Scientific and Technological Education
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Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2022 11:28
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2022 13:21
URI / Page ID: https://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/14894
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