Just what does the learning brain need and what can you do to help? What is going on between their ears when the learning doesn’t seem to happen? What is the truth about emotional intelligence, self-esteem and learning? What is the neuroscience of underachievement? Is Ritalin the answer? Or simply better educated parents?
Dr Andrew Curran is a practising paediatric neurologist and neurobiologist who is also committed to using his extraordinary knowledge of the workings of the human brain to make a difference in the educational experience of all young people.
He has been involved with Manchester University’s Department of Education, developing research ideas looking at the use of emotional literacy in our classrooms.
More recently he has conducted work exploring the processing of reward in the human brain. He believes passionately in the importance of understanding the individual, connecting with them emotionally and leading them into self directed learning. His book, The Little Book of Big Stuff about the Brain is recognised as one of the leading books about understanding brain based learning and the importance of emotional literacy in our classrooms and in our lives.
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