Explainer / Published: 29 January 2016
Neuroscience can shed light on how children and adults learn.
But ‘neuromyths’ – common misconceptions about how the brain functions – can lead educators to:
- accept teaching techniques that aren’t supported by scientific evidence
- use teaching practices which have a basis in neuroscience but haven’t been tested in an education setting.
These include the effects that exercise, diet, sleep, gender and digital media have on children’s learning.