Course ObjectiveThe aim of the course Neuroscience and Education is to provide students
with the knowledge and skills necessary to evaluate and conduct research
at the interface between neuroscience and education.
Course ContentMany scientists, policymakers and teachers share the belief that
knowledge of the brain is relevant to educational practice. Yet,
implementing neuroscientific findings in the classroom is by no means
straightforward. This course will focus on the interdisciplinary
knowledge and skills needed to integrate neuroscientific and educational
approaches and to translate neuroscientific research to educational
practice. Students will learn how to integrate diverse methodological
approaches, ranging from the highly controlled laboratory experiments to
approaches with more ecological validity. During the whole course,
students are encouraged to critically reflect on the current
enthusiasm for a brain-based education. In this context, the course will
specifically discuss the proliferation of neuromyths and the ethical
issues arising from the neuroeducational approach.
Teaching MethodsLectures and tutorials
Method of AssessmentWritten exam with open-end questions (50%); research proposal (50%).
LiteratureA selection of relevant articles, to be announced.
Additional InformationThis course is taught every two years. It will be taught in 2018-19,
but not in 2019-20
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Fac. of Behavioural and Movement Science|
|Course Coordinator||dr. N.M. van Atteveldt|
|Examiner||dr. N.M. van Atteveldt|
dr. N.M. van Atteveldt
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