IPD0134 - Applied Educational Neuroscience

IPD0134 - Applied Educational Neuroscience

Date & Time

02 September 2015, 15:00 - 07 October 2015, 00:00

Venue

NIE TR716 (blk 7, level 1)

Department

Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning (GPL)

Category

Professional Development

Events Details

This course provides in-service teachers with an educational neuroscience service delivery model for children with diverse learning needs. Emphasis will be placed on brain-basis of learning and behaviour, with direct application to classroom practice. Through preliminary didactic instruction, students will develop an understanding of cognitive diversity and individual differences in reading, writing, language, math, and psychosocial functioning. Best-practices in the effective teaching and neuropsychological rehabilitation literature will be explored from an educational neuroscience perspective, leading participants to consider the intersection of individual characteristics and evidence-based classroom instruction during online discussion board postings. During cooperative learning group oral presentations and discussions, participants will present individual cases with learning and/or behavioural needs from the field/classroom to the cohort. Case presentations will include relevant history, classroom observations, work products, prior intervention attempts, and Neuropsychological Assessment Observation Checklist results. Following discussion regarding the case strengths and weaknesses from an educational neuroscience perspective, the cohort will consider evidence-based interventions that promote cognitive, academic, neuropsychological, and behavioural skill development. This application of theoretical and empirical intervention approaches will facilitate teacher’s competence in differentiating instruction in the field/classroom to meet the needs of all learners with or without special education needs (SEN).

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