Can we really look to neuroscience to influence how we design effective learning? If we’re talking about cognitive neuroscience, the data tells us the answer is yes.
Cognitive neuroscience makes links between what’s happening in the brain (neuroscience) and our mental processes (our cognition). By looking at both, we can be more confident about which approaches work for learning and sling out those that don’t.
In this podcast, our team at Sponge asked educational neuroscientist and Sponge Partner, Professor Paul Howard-Jones, seven practical design questions (you’ll see why initiating questions is good for learning at the end), to help understand the scientific basis for our design choices.
View the podcast below to find out why we’re more like marmosets than chimps when it comes to learning...
We will explore...
- How can we better support learning in the flow of work?
- What is the impact of visual design on the effectiveness of learning?
- Animation – how can audio and visuals together positively impact learning effectiveness?
- How can we improve our learners’ attention spans?
- Is reading an effective strategy for learning? Does it count as active learning?
- How does an active learning experience positively influence a learning experience?
- What can neuroscience tell us about the benefits of social learning?