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This course runs across two weeks (17 March & 24 March, 5.00 - 7.00pm) with a small action research project to be completed in between the two phases of the workshop.

There are many ideas in the education community about how students learn. For teachers, it can be difficult to know which of these ideas are unsubstantiated and which are based on scientific research.

This workshop will take a multidisciplinary approach to introducing the emerging area of the learning sciences in educational research and will provide an opportunity for teachers to:

• develop an understanding of how the child and adolescent brain works
• examine new technology and how it may contribute to these understandings
• review classroom practices and how they can be used to engage learners, linking to the understanding of the brain
• discuss challenges including neuromyths and unsubstantiated claims about student learning.

Participants who attend this workshop will increase their knowledge about current developments in learning sciences and also become more sophisticated consumers of information about the brain and the way students learn.

The workshop will include two phases. Participants will have the opportunity to undertake a small action research project at their school using the knowledge acquired in the first phase and discuss this in the second phase.

AITSL:  National Professional Standards for Teachers #1: Know students and how they learn