learning

Paul Penn's first book is a guide to key skills for success at university. Here we extract from Chapter 5: 'Producing high quality written assessments at degree level: it doesn’t have to be rocket science, even if you’re studying rocket science...

It’s time for psychologists to rethink their engagement with novel streams of data. It can help us to explore concepts such as belonging, social inclusion, quality of life and participation (in learning and in cultural and political activity). Psychologists are beginning to...

We spoke to Paul Howard-Jones about his new Routledge Psychology book Evolution of the Learning Brain: Or How You Got To Be So Smart...

Whenever I give talks to teachers and parents, I am soon bombarded with criticism of the current educational system, with its targets, pressure and stress on students, focus on rote learning and competitive examinations. Rarely do those complaining propose solutions or...

Marc Smith provides a thoughtful and methodical summary of the research evidence relating to how we define emotions and how they impact on learning. He makes the case that the ‘cognitive and emotional brain networks are intricately linked’, based on both physiological and...

The context for educational psychologists has changed very significantly. In a DfES 2006 review, the outlook for local authority...

Many parents will commiserate over the daily struggle to get their children to sit down and focus on homework. With increasing pressure to participate in extracurricular sports and clubs, and with the widespread availability of video, computer and tablet games – each more...

In her response to our letter to The Guardian Professor Jordan (‘Why don’t educators listen to us?’, Letters, May 2017) has taken issue with our concerns related to the widespread...

A letter to The Guardian on 12 March, signed by eminent psychologists and neuroscientists, claimed to expose the ‘myth’ of ‘learning style’ as an important...

There appears to be a growing appetite among teachers for brain-based findings to guide their work in the classroom: a 2014 survey by the Wellcome Trust found that 91 per cent of teachers have used their understanding of neuroscience to inform at least one aspect of teaching...