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The main objective of this two-part course, Foundations of Educational Neuroscience (fall, PEN 703 & spring, PEN 704) is to understand how the rich multidisciplinary field of Educational Neuroscience can inform science and education (and educational policy) in principled ways. In this second course PEN 705, we draw scientific advances from the field and from the National Science Foundation, Science of Learning Center, Visual Language and Visual Learning, ”VL2” at Gallaudet University. Topics span the impact of early brain plasticity of the visual systems and visual processing on higher cognition, early social visual engagement and literacy learning, the role of gestures in learning, early sign language exposure and its facilitative impact on language learning, the bilingual brain, the surprising role of ”Visual Phonology” in early reading, and innovations in two-way educational translation uniting science and research. One major objective is for students to learn how Educational Neuroscience can provide specific advances in the education of all children, particularly young deaf children. Students in this course will read research articles, participate in discussions, do a small research project, and present a final paper.

Prerequisite: PEN 703 and enrollment in PEN program. Co-requisite: PEN 701

Program: Educational Neuroscience

Credit: 3

Other Courses

PEN-900

Dissertation Research

The exciting and timely discipline called Educational Neuroscience…

Educational Neuroscience

Credits 1-6

PEN-710

Cognitive Neuroscience Summer…

In this second of two research laboratory rotation…

Educational Neuroscience

Credits 4

PEN-795

Special Topics

Grading System: letter grades only.

Educational Neuroscience

Credits 1-3

PEN-799

Independent Study

Independent studies enable advanced study of a topic,…

Educational Neuroscience

Credits 1-3

PEN-801

Guided Studies I:…

In this first of three-part sequence of intensive…

Educational Neuroscience

Credits 3

PEN-802

Guided Studies II:…

In this second of a three-part sequence of…

Educational Neuroscience

Credits 3