Presenter – Jacqueline Vann
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Cognitive neuroscience, now more than a century old, is a scientific field bridging the disciplines of psychology, biology and neuroscience and seeks to explain how we learn based on how the brain functions. The enthusiasm, as new findings emerge, is tempered with resistance as to whether research on the brain can have any direct effect on teaching. At the same time, however, research is often misinterpreted, leading to unsound solutions for learning issues (e.g. Brain Gym and teaching to VAK learning styles). In this session we’ll take a look at the research and how it can give us a framework for teaching as well as how Dalcroze fulfils many of the criteria of the science of learning.