“Suspense and surprise” course for NI teachers

This innovative course has been prepared through a partnership between the Belfast Education and Library Board,  the National Science Learning Centre and learn differently.

The importance of creating positive emotions in the science classroom has increasingly been recognised by researchers. This course will provide teachers with an overview of the key educational, psychological and neuroscience research in this area and explore a wide range of emotional engagement techniques designed to foster suspense and surprise in the classroom context. Triggering these emotional responses can impact positively on attention, enjoyment, motivation, student-teacher relationship and on cognitive processes such as memory and understanding.

The courses are running in Belfast and Derry in February 2013. Find out more …