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Centre for Neuroscience in Education


For Parents, Teachers and Learning Support Staff

Brain Facts  -  An authoritative source of information about the brain and nervous system for the public, founded and supported by the Gatsby Foundation, the Kavli Foundation and Society for Neuroscience.

British Dyslexia Association  -  A part-charitable organisation providing news, information and activities for parents, teachers and adults with dyslexia.

CNE Dyslexia Research  -  Educational implications and suggestions.

Dyslexia Action  -  A national charity providing advice and services for parents and adult dyslexics.

Free Apps for early literacy - Three new early-literacy apps - released for fee from the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) - are designed for parents and caregivers to use with their children to encourage fun and rewarding interacions, promote dialogue, and give children the foundations they need to read, learn and thrive. 

ICAN  -  A children's communication charity that offers support to families of children with speech difficulties, as well as speech and language training for therapists and teachers.

MMAD Laboratory  -  Information put together by a team of researchers at the Centre for Neuroscience in Education on the development of mathematical skills, the role of memory in learning, and the impact of anxiety and dyscalculia.

Professional Association of Teachers of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties  -  PATOSS offer a range of information sheets to help guide parents, carers, and professionals working with and caring for young people and adults with specific learning difficulties.

Your Brain  -  The Science Museum presents a basic overview of the human brain and its functions.


For Researchers and Educators

Brain, Neurosciences and Education  -  Special Interest Group (SIG) of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

Centre on the Developing Child, Harvard University  -  The site provides useful information on the science of early child development.

Centre for Educational Neuroscience, Institute of Education, UCL  -  Based at Birkbeck, London, the Centre focuses University-led research within the areas of neuroscience, child development, psychology, and education research (and its applications to education practise) in order to establish a dialogue between researchers and educationalists from where the outcomes can translate from research into practise in order to improve education and well-being.

Evidence Based Teachers Network (EBTN)  -  A network for those in the teaching profession interested in using evidence-based methods either in their classroom or as a strategy for improving learning.

Foresight Project: Mental Capital and Wellbeing  -  The UK government's publication on making the most of ourselves in the 21st century, which includes a report (Part 1, Part 2Part 3Part 4, Part 5) on learning difficulties by Usha Goswami.

Learning Sciences and Brain Research  -  The OECD's Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.

Mind, Brain and Education  -  The International Mind, Brain, and Education Society facilitates cross-cultural collaboration in a number of research areas including education and the cognitive and social sciences.

Numerical Cognition Laboratory  -  A research group who study the number processing capabilities of infants and young children.

Teach the Brain  -  News, views and ideas from across the globe.

The Learning in Informal and Formal Environments (LIFE) Center  -  Based at the University of Washington, the LIFE Center seeks to develop and test principles about the social foundations of human learning in informal and formal environments with the goal of enhancing human learning from infancy to adulthood.

The Science of Learning  -  A collection of links to university research groups, hosted by US-based Best Online Universities on neuroscience, psychology and education.

The Robertson Program  -  The Robertson Program for Inquiry-based Teaching in Mathematics and Science creates, demonstrates, and disseminates inquiry-based teaching models for mathematics and science by focusing on teacher and student inquiry.


For Children

Neuroscience for Kids  -  Lots of fun activities from the University of Washington.

The Number Catcher  -  A computer game that lets children play with numbers while teaching them basic maths and arithmetic (suitable for children between 5-10).

The Number Race  -  A computer game that lets children play with numbers while teaching them basic maths and arithmetic (suitable for children between 4-8).