This seminar series builds on the Blakemore
and Frith report commissioned by the TLRP into
the implications of neuroscience in education (Blakemore and Frith,
2000) and upon the work done by the OECD Brain and Learning Project
The aims and objectives of the seminar
- To review contemporary work in the associated fields of neuroscience and human development and consider the existing contributions offered by these fields to the study of key educational issues.
- To review the extent to which the fields of neuroscience and
human development have successfully permeated educational thinking
and to explore their potential and limitations in influencing
our thinking about general teaching and learning Issues.
- To explore how theoretical perspectives arising from neuroscience and human development may conjoin with, and enrich, current theoretical frameworks in education.
- To identify the issues, opportunities and constraints that may arise in the near future as a result of advances in the fields of neuroscience and human development.
- To identify means by which research capacity in this interdisciplinary
area call be developed, and to examine the theoretical, practical
and strategic basis for research capacity building.