New educational neuroscience blog series on BOLD

I'm really excited to have the first of a mini series of blog posts published on the BOLD website.

Go to the profile of Annie Brookman-Byrne
Sep 20, 2017
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BOLD is the Blog On Learning and Development. In the mini series I will be posting about evidence in the classroom, and the first post is a short introduction to educational neuroscience. I really enjoyed writing the post and found it quite an eye-opening experience - I realised shortly after I started writing that I was defining educational neuroscience almost entirely by defending it from common criticisms. This must be a habit I've got into since it is so widely criticised. I managed to start again and re-write it in a much more positive way, so I hope my enthusiasm for the field comes across!

You can read the first post on educational neuroscience here.


The second post is on neuromyths, and can be found here.

The third post is about conducting large trials in education research, and can be read here.

This post first appeared on my personal webpage.

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Annie Brookman-Byrne

PhD student, Birkbeck, University of London

I use a range of methods to try to understand the cognitive and neural bases of science and maths reasoning in adolescence. In particular, I am currently researching the theory that old knowledge or misleading perceptual cues must be inhibited in order to correctly answer counter-intuitive science and maths problems.


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Warren Raye 3 months ago

Congrats Annie, BOLD looks to be a fantastic initiative!

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Dr. James Gupta about 2 months ago

Great article Annie - I'm forever trying to dispel the 'Learning Styles' myth, not sure the message will ever get through but I'll share this out to a few places in either case!

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Annie Brookman-Byrne about 1 month ago

Thanks James! It would be great if you could share widely, thanks very much. It's quite astonishing how pervasive the learning styles myth is. Let's keep up the effort in dispelling myths!