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Late Childhood and Adolescence, The Educated Brain Policy Brief

last modified Jan 31, 2017 03:21 PM
A Policy Brief relating to the ESRC Seminar Series, The Educated Brain

This Policy Brief relates to the second seminar in a series of three around the theme of ‘The Educated Brain’, where education, psychology and neuroscience researchers come together to better understand how we learn, and how we can promote learning across the lifespan through policy and practice.

The report summarises each of the academic presentations, focusing on how they are relevant to policy and practice in relation to school years education. Presentations covered: inequalities in educational outcomes, researching the adolescent brain, the role of rhythm in cognitive development, transition to secondary school and bilingualism. The keynote lecture delivered by Professor Charles Nelson reported on a body of work investigating the impact of early neglect on children and institutional care.

The seminar also included roundtable discussions with researchers and practitioners to discuss the implications of the morning’s talks. A summary of action points and next steps on how to build better links between researchers, policy makers and practitioners is provided in the report.

Read the report here.

The date of the third and final research seminar in The Educated Brain series, will be announced shortly.  

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