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Issues in Educational Neuroscience


  • Credit value: 30 credits at Level 7
  • Convenor: Professor Andy Tolmie
  • Assessment: a 4000-word essay and one presentation on planned dissertation research or a potential research project

Module description

The primary function of this module is to provide a context for integrating the developmental cognitive neuroscience and psychology of education components of the overall programme. There will be an emphasis on seminars alongside lectures to ensure robust discussions and exploration of the limitations and benefits of this new field.

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you should:

  • have a cohesive understanding of educational neuroscience
  • be able to evaluate critically the major arguments in the field of educational neuroscience
  • understand critical case studies within the broader multidisciplinary context.