learning

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...

We are delighted to read Professor Knapper’s letter ‘Who teaches the teachers?’ (July 2015), which highlights the current state of teaching practice in the higher education sector. While the letter implies a paucity of teaching professionalism, which we do not agree with, we...

No human society has existed without music, and many people experience music as a crucial aspect of their everyday lives. Music offers numerous personal and social benefits, including improvements in cognitive-emotional awareness, enhanced self-regulating behaviour, and...