Research is continually advancing our knowledge of how psychology and neuroscience can support effective learning. As a result, several neuroscience models are being applied to learning design and delivery, and there’s evidence that commonly used models, such as learning styles, are oversimplified.
This factsheet looks at the influence of cognitive styles and neuroscience on learning. It also explores emerging thinking from neuroscience and examines brain-friendly learning models such as RAD, SCARF and AGES. The factsheet concludes by considering the emerging concept of neuroplasticity in learning.