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Psychology and neuroscience in learning

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This factsheet was last updated in July 2016.

How do psychology and neuroscience apply to learning?

Applying psychology to the design and delivery of learning has often been limited to a small number of models. And, in recent years, these key models have been critiqued and shown to be too simplistic.

The discipline of neuroscience provides other models and insights into how to facilitate effective learning and there’s a growing body of psychological evidence that’s giving organisations opportunities to enhance learning effectiveness.

However, it’s an area where research is continually advancing so there’s a need to constantly seek evidence and assessment of such methods and approaches.

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