Do Faculty Need a Better Understanding of Neuroscience?

Do our faculty need a better understanding of neuroscience in order to be most effective?

Reported by EdSurge, John Medina from the University of Washington School of Medicine, claims that if our goal is to change the cognitive understanding of our students’ minds, it is essential we engage in cognitive neuroscience at a high level when developing pedagogical best practices.

This includes emotional education, and a better understanding of empathy’s role on cognitive load.

The takeaway? Subject matter expertise is essential for our faculty. But if we’re trying to change brains, so is cognitive science. So how can we better up-level our professors with best-practice cognitive practices to bring to the classroom?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.