Welcome to the June 2019 Learning Brain News.
More about “screen time” this month - there’s a new test to indicate if a child may be at risk of developing screen addiction (read What’s New). And in this edition you can link to a webinar that looks at what adding neuroscience to education can achieve.
Learning Brain News
Foreign Speech Sounds: Key for New language LearningA new study by cognitive neuroscientists using MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) brain scans recognises the importance of processing foreign speech sounds as a foundation for learning a new language. Read more.
When does gaming become a problem? New online test predicts risk of gaming disorderThe World Health Organisation (WHO) recently recognised video game addiction as a mental health problem. A new online test can help detect those most at risk of developing gaming disorder. Read more.
Adding Neuroscience to Education: Can It Really Help?How can you help your students become better learners? This recorded webinar will explain how you can help your students absorb your teaching more effectively. Learn about: The 4 cognitive skills all learners need The latest research into neuroscience and learning And lots more in this new webinar. Listen to the Webinar here.
How memories form and how we lose them
Why do we remember some things, and not others? And why do memories eventually fade? Catharine Young gives the basics on memory and memory loss in this TedEd Animation.
Behavioural disorders in kids with autism linked to reduced brain connectivityMore than a quarter of children with autism spectrum disorder are also diagnosed with disruptive behaviour disorders. Researchers have identified a possible biological cause: a key mechanism that regulates emotion functions differently in the brains of the children who exhibit disruptive behaviour. Read more.
The Learning Capacity Podcast
What is STEM and why did it become STEAM?
John Burfoot, a specialist STEAM teacher in a New South Wales Primary school explains in an episode of the Learning Capacity Podcast.
He also talks about how STEAM lessons enable students to learn valuable 'soft' life skills, as well as technical and technological skills. Read more.
Would you like your child to be more confident and better at maths?
- Does your child struggle with maths?
- Have you tried to help, but it has not made much difference?
- Does maths create conflict between you and your child?