School of Education

World Class Programs Based on Educational Neuroscience

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What is Educational Neuroscience?

Educational neuroscience is the study of how humans learn from birth throughout their lifetimes. This multidisciplinary field highlights important scientific discoveries about how people learn, beginning with childhood early schooling (e.g., language, reading, math and numeracy, science, and social-emotional) through adulthood and the challenges to learning.

Educational neuroscience explains issues in language learning and bilingualism, reading and literacy, and child development (including early visual attention/processing, higher cognitive processes, number, and scientific concepts), educational assessments, interventions, schools/educational policy, and social-emotional family processes associated with young children.

By focusing on how the brain learns, MDC SOE-prepared teachers to use cutting-edge strategies and methodologies to support all student learning.