UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


Language and Cognition Seminar - The Practical and Principled Problems with Educational Neuroscience

14 March 2017, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Event Information


Chandler House, room G10

Speaker: Professor Jeffrey Bowers School of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol

Time: 1pm, 14 March 2017
Venue: Room G10, Chandler House, 2 Wakefield Street, WC1N 1PF

The core claim of educational neuroscience is that neuroscience can improve teaching in the classroom. Many strong claims are made about the successes and the promise of this new discipline. By contrast, I show that there are no current examples of neuroscience motivating new and effective teaching methods, and argue that neuroscience is unlikely to improve teaching in the future.