PG51B74 Neuroscience of Education

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2016
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Bc. Libor Juhaňák, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Bc. Jan Nehyba, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Zuzana Šmideková (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Petr Novotný, Ph.D.
Department of Educational Sciences - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Ivana Klusáková
Supplier department: Department of Educational Sciences - Faculty of Arts
each even Tuesday 17:30–19:05 B2.32
Good English (especially reading).
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 15 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/15, only registered: 0/15, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/15
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The objectives of the course is to acquaint students with basic knowledge of neuroscience, which have applications in processes of learning and education. - Students will learn to the basic concepts in neuroscience. - Students will have an overview of the application of selected knowledge of neuroscience in education. - Students will learn to important research in neuroscience applied to education.
  • 23.2. Introduction to basic concept of neuroscience 8.3. Neuromyths - incorrect assertions about how the brain is involved in learning 22.3. Neuroscientific background of efficient learning and teaching 5.4. Eye-tracking in education (visual perception) 19.4. Mirror neurons and learning processes 3.5. Biosignal processing and analysis techniques 17.5. Machine learning and neuron networks + 12.4. Visite of Experimental Humanities Laboratory (HUME lab)
  • Hanna, R., & Maiese, M. (2009). Embodied minds in action. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Rudy, J. (c2008). The neurobiology of learning and memory. (xvii, 380 s.) Sunderland, Mass.: Sinauer Associates, Inc. Publishers.
  • Siegel, D. (2012). The developing mind: how relationships and the brain interact to shape who we are. New York: Guilford Press.
  • Cozolino, L. (c2013). The social neuroscience of education: optimizing attachment and learning in the classroom. (1st ed., xxvii, 409 s.) New York: W.W. Norton & Company.
  • CAREY, Benedict. Jak se učíme : překvapivá pravda o tom, kdy, kde a jak se učíme. Translated by Romana Hegedüsová. 1. vydání. Brno: BizBooks, 2015. 247 stran. ISBN 9788026503491. info
  • COZOLINO, Louis J. The neuroscience of psychotherapy : healing the social brain. 2nd ed. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2010. xiv, 459. ISBN 9780393706420. info
Teaching methods
Direct instruction and discussion, independent study.
Assessment methods
Evaluation of the research proposal (in the field of cognitive science and education) during a group presentations.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Předmět je určen pouze pro studenty navazujícího magisterského studia.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2015, Spring 2017.
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