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Neuroscientists study nerve cells, neural networks and brain systems. From these
studies, they learn:
How the nervous system develops and functions normally, and
What goes wrong in neurological conditions.
The relevance of neuroscience to education
We live in exciting times! Neuroscience has begun to shed light on the mental processes
involved in learning and is producing new insights that have the potential to help
school staff and others concerned with education to understand teaching and learning
in new ways.
Watch this clip, which shows extracts from a speech given by the former head of
the National Association of Head Teachers, Dr. Rona Tutt, in which she talks about
the importance of the teaching profession drawing on the latest research from neuroscience
to improve outcomes for children with special educational needs.
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