Innovating In The Classroom With Neuroscience

Global Skills & Education Forum – Olivier Oullier

Think of innovation in the classroom and you may well picture iPads, digital whiteboards or even 3D and augmented reality. But this is all but useless if another kind of innovation, which has a much greater influence on both the way we teach and the way we learn, is not taken into account.

In fact, the most important innovation comes in a better understanding of how the brains of students and teachers function, the process through which they learn and become engaged. Only by increasing our knowledge of this process can we really keep improving the way we teach. That means taking in new insights in psychology, behavioral economics, cognitive sciences and neuroscience to tailor both the content and the format of what is taught. Read More