Neuroscience and Education







The Neuroscience and Education SIG is now on hold due to a lack of current activity.

If you are interested in the SIG and would like to be considered as a new convenor please contact


The Neuroscience and Education SIG wishes to:

– Identify and evaluate research from neuroscience that is of educational interest

– Promote an understanding of neuroscience research within the educational community

– Establish a forum in which interdisciplinary issues can be discussed in a critical and cogent manner in a climate of openness and mutual respect

– Contribute to the building of research capacity in this interdisciplinary area, by encouraging interdisciplinary communication which examines theoretical, practical and strategic issues relevant to research linking the neurosciences and education

The SIG runs in parallel with the AERA SIG, ‘Brain, Neurosciences and Education’.

Latest SIG Content

Earth surface modeling for education: How effective is it?

13 May 2019 | Blog

Mixed or inconclusive results regarding the effect of computer simulations in enhancing students’ learning have been reported in the literature (see for example Edsall & Wentz, 2007). Furthermore, few studies have specifically examined how the... [...]

Optimising support for children with ADHD in schools

13 December 2018 | Blog

The school environment can be particularly challenging for children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Pupils diagnosed with ADHD are typically restless, act without thinking and struggle to concentrate. ADHD can therefore have... [...]

How can cognitive load theory be applied to the teaching of history?

14 November 2018 | Blog

As a follower of a variety of educational blogs and their Twitter accounts, I became aware of a large number of people talking about the development of cognitive load theory and the impact it could have for teaching. When Dylan Wiliam tweeted... [...]

Using evidence-informed resources to accelerate learning

14 May 2018 | Blog

Research in the field of cognitive sciences is constantly unveiling ways that enhance memory and learning. Nevertheless, as previously mentioned in the BERA blog (Younie 2017), findings from scientific investigation do not always reach... [...]

Bringing Neuroscience Towards Alternative Education?

6 March 2017 | Blog

On March 10th 2017, at Newman University, UK, an event attempting to better understand the interface of neuroscience and alternative education occurs. What happens? Well as we write this the event is yet to take place. We are still busy ordering... [...]

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