Task Sheet: Applying Neuroscience, Technology and Learning in Practice.
(Identify an authentic problem in your context and design a solution to address the problem using an NTL Lens).
Final Paper (3,000 to 4,000 words)
As you develop a heightened awareness and deep understanding as to what progressive technologies such as neuroscientific tools can or cannot do for teaching and learning, this final assignment is meant to scaffold and facilitate translation pathways of theoretical understanding about neuroscience, technology, and learning (NTL) towards innovative practices that are relevant and useful in current learning contexts.
You will be required to identify an authentic problem in education and design-think a solution to address the problem using a Neuroscience, Technology and Learning (NTL) lens. You will need to apply an NTL lens to come up with a ‘concrete-enough’ solution to solve the problem. This could be in the form of action research, interventions, lesson plans, toolkits etc and a clear explanation of how you hypothesize the proposed NTL solution will address the identified problem.
Specifically, your final paper needs to:
Paper Structure (Table of Content)
a) reflect the authentic problem in education and design-think a solution to address the problem using a Neuroscience, Technology and Learning (NTL) lens;
b) reflect understanding of essential concepts in neuroscience, such as brain function, tenets of brain-based learning, principles of cognitive neuroscience;
c) reflect understanding and effective evaluation of neuroscientific/ neurotechnology literature relevant to learning;
d) reflect understanding of the intersectional areas between neuroscience and technology and identify suitable technology and/or neuroscientific tools that can be used to address your problem;
e) reflect understanding of applications of neuroscience and technology to the field of teaching and learning;
f) summary conclusion.
1. Insightful, coherent & substantive explanation with a clear personal voice, showing sophisticated understanding of neuroscience, technology, and learning.
2. Well-supported analysis with consistently clear substantiation of analytical insights, with relevant and insightful critique of key concepts and ideas.
3. Overall impression: Compelling, Comprehensive, and personal voice is evident.
Refer to attached task sheet. Required to identify an authentic problem in education and design-think a solution to address the problem using a Neuroscience, Technology and Learning (NTL) lens.