BrainSmart 4 Learning
Currently in Production
iN-Ed is currently developing, producing and filming 10 BrainSmart 4 Learning Modules. These Modules are being prepared for 2019.
We identified a need for early childhood educators to have access to the latest research linking Neuroscience with Education because education is experiencing a paradigm shift from fear-based learning (the classical behavioural approach) to brain-based learning. The impact of this approach we believe has significant implications for both learning and pedagogy,
Learning begins the moment a child is born. Learning that takes place under stress results in performance based only on fear whereas learning that occurs in supportive and thriving environments provides the platform for children to reach their full potential; emotionally, socially, physically and academically. The heightened anxiety a student feels when they fail, suffer ridicule (real or perceived), or find themselves in a fearful situation causes a cascade of stress hormones to flow through the limbic system, which can impede a student’s learning. As environmental sensory information is received and processed, influential memory systems and behaviours are developed according to the fulfillment or the violation of four basic psychological needs: the need for a sense of belonging and attachment, the need for control, the need for pleasure as opposed to hostile or fearful situations, and the need for healthy self-esteem.
Purpose of the Certification Course
The purpose the Certification Course in Early Childhood Education will be to provide educators, teachers, and parents with a scientific and practical overview of the development of the young brain, the need to enhance learning and wellbeing and practical parenting and educational strategies from a neuroscience perspective to enhance thriving learning.
Development of the Course
The course is being developed by The Institute for Neuroscience and Education team, under the leadership of Clinical Psychologist and Certified in Applied Neuroscience, Rita Princi-Hubbard. The course is supported by education experts and academics to bring the latest evidence-based information and strategies to educators and parents.
The course will be based on the latest brain-based research and pedagogy and aims to provide practical take-home strategies to maximise learning. The focus of the course is to link neuroscience research with practical applications in the learning environment.