Applying The Science Of Learning To The Classroom And Learning Recovery

  • Applying The Science Of Learning To The Classroom And Learning Recovery

Education Development Trust is an international not-for-profit organisation that improves education systems internationally to transform lives, providing millions of people with greater opportunities to learn and thrive. We design and implement improvement programmes for school systems, deliver expert careers and employability services, and deploy specialists to provide consultancy services internationally. Our work is informed by our continually refreshed body of research and we invest annually in our programme of educational research.

About the Trainer
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Dr Richard Churches

Dr Richard Churches is Lead Adviser for Education Reform and Evidence Based Practice at Education Development Trust. As a government adviser, he has had a lead role in numerous large-scale reform programmes across the world. He is currently Programme Director for the Department for Education’s maths and physics post-graduate route into teaching, Future Teaching Scholars and led the DfE’s Teacher-Practitioner research into Workload Reduction across English schools.

Dr Richard Churches is Lead Adviser for Education Reform and Evidence Based Practice at Education Development Trust. As a government adviser, he has had a lead role in numerous large-scale reform programmes across the world. He is currently Programme Director for the Department for Education’s maths and physics post-graduate route into teaching, Future Teaching Scholars and led the DfE’s Teacher-Practitioner research into Workload Reduction across English schools. Richard is co-author of Teacher-Led Research: How to design and implement randomised controlled trials and other forms of experimental research and of Neuroscience for Teachers: applying brain science in the classroom (with Eleanor Dommett and Ian Devonshire). An e-book version of this is included in the course fee and is integrated into the programme.

“Likely to become the definite text on this topic.” Ian Menter Emeritus Professor of Teacher Education, Oxford University

Programme Overview

 

Topic Neuroscience and psychology evidence about learning
Delivery Model A flipped and blended learning programme, comprising of 5 hours of virtual F2F facilitation, intersessional classroom activity, reading and reflective tasks.
Cost
  • AED 840 per delegate including VAT and e-book.
  • Deadline booking date:  Wednesday 24th March 2021
  • Discounts available for group school bookings of five or more delegates with the option to have school specific breakout sessions during the sessions.
Dates & Times *

 

Face to Face Online sessions Programme breakdown
All F2F Sessions will take place at 3pm via Zoom, with a week’s gap between sessions:
  • E-book reading and reflective tasks (with optional workbook to complete)
Session 1: Wednesday 14 April 2021
  • 5 hours online facilitation
Session 2: Wednesday 21 April 2021
  • Intersessional activity (four
    lessons) and reflective tasks
Session 3: Wednesday 28 April 2021
Session 4: Wednesday 5 May 2021
Times are Dubai Time and calls last for one hour.
Programme Details:

The programme will support you to engage with the science of learning and the evidence from neuroscience and psychology. It will focus on a neuroscience and psychology view of what might help during learning recovery following the Coronavirus health emergency.

Pre-reading from Richard’s book (and other sources), together with reflective tasks are organised around five one-hour webinars that will allow you to discuss content and applications with Richard and other teachers following the programme.

Available to delegates prior to committing to the course fee:

Free webinar (40 minutes) – Neuroscience and psychology: principles into practice

 

  • Delegates who are unable to attend Richard’s free webinar will be able to watch a recording of this Webinar.

Session 1: Learning and remembering

  • Introductory video – pre-reading – short reflective tasks – webinar (1 hour) – intersessional activity in classrooms

Session 2: Metacognition

  • Pre-reading – short reflective tasks – webinar (1 hour) – intersessional activity in classrooms

Session 3: Emotions and learning

  • Pre-reading – short reflective tasks – webinar (1 hour) – intersessional activity in classrooms

Session 4: Desirable difficulties

  • Pre-reading – short reflective tasks – webinar (1 hour) – Intersessional activity in classrooms

Session 5 [three parallel cohorts]: a) The reading and mathematics research evidence (elementary school teachers), b) The adolescent brain (middle and high school teachers), c) Individual difference (SEND teachers)

  • Pre-reading – short reflective tasks – webinar (1 hour: primary, secondary and SEND breakout groups)

 

Who Should Attend?
  • Teachers and school leaders at any stage in their career who are interested in learning more about how teachers can apply the neuroscience and psychology evidence in classrooms. There are parallel study opportunities for primary, secondary and SEND teachers.
Aims of the Course
  • There is considerable interest in the possibilities that neuroscience and psychology evidence offer teachers. The Department for Education Early Career Framework now includes a requirement to include an understanding of memory processes in initial teacher training. This course will give you the opportunity to engage directly with the author of one of the most influential books in this area to appear in recent years.

 

Intended Outcomes

Teachers will::

  • Engage actively with the neuroscience and psychology evidence about learning.
  • Explore evidence from neuroscience and psychology that could support learning recovery.
  • Apply what they have learned in their classrooms.
  • Gain an up-to-date understanding of the research evidence and its implications.
  • Discuss their work with other teachers and reflect on the application of what they have learned.

 

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Testimonials

Senior leadership team member, Latifa School for Girls, Dubai.

“It will change the way you teach.”

 

Regent International School, Dubai

“The programme offered plenty of time for practical exercises to help us learning through each other.”

 

Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE

“A major step forward in collaboration between neuroscience and education”

 

Compass International School, Doha

“The structure of the training is clear and unambiguous, skilful and effective…Her style is a mix of mentoring, coaching and teaching.”

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