Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the direct and indirect influences of neuroscience on education.
  2. Identify the parts of a neuron and the four lobes of the cerebral cortex and explain the function of these brain structures.
  3. Explain the role of experience, plasticity, and sensitive periods in brain development.
  4. Explain the developmental changes in the brain that occur for executive functioning, reading, and math.
  5. How do brain patterns of individuals with reading disability and math disability differ from those without disabilities?
  6. Explain the ways in which neuroscience can inform best practices for teachers.