In this podcast Paul Howard-Jones and Kate Pasterfield venture into the future of learning, exploring how it might look in the years to come. Exploring technological and philosophical trends in learning and consider their impact.
In this podcast, educational neuroscientist Paul Howard-Jones explains the basic structure of the brain and key functions relevant to learning, before we get down to brass tacks and ask who’s really in charge of our decision making, emotions or reasoning?
Playing games has a long history, but why do learning games work so well? In this fascinating episode, we explore this topic by considering the science behind games, and why ‘fun’ may not be the silver bullet of game design.
Learning with others has been our fundamental way of learning from birth. Anyone who has seen the acceleration of a child’s learning when they start at nursery has seen first-hand the power that social interaction can have on learning.
Reading can be incredibly effective for learning when it comes to understanding meaning. This blog looks into deploying reading in the right ways, at the right times, and how it can be a powerful and efficient way to improve learning programmes across an organisation.
The idea of attention span becomes a fluid concept, as people can pay attention and learn for an infinite period if sufficiently engaged. This blog looks at how we can improve our learners' attention spans.
In the drive to understand how people learn, a variety of theories have gained popular traction over the years. The problem is, some of these are more robust than others. Enter the ‘neuromyth’ – a false understanding of how the brain works, commonly repeated and believed due to its apparent scientific authenticity.
Educational neuroscience is a field that studies brain activity during learning and seeks to understand the processes required for learning to occur. By understanding these processes, learning experience designers and commissioners of training products gain collective insight to inform real-world design decisions.