Monthly Archives: July 2013

Educational Implications of Neuroscience

At a BFSS Council seminar in September 2011 Vice-President Professor Richard Aldrich presented a short paper on the educational implications of neuroscience. A fuller version has now been published. Key points include:  fMRI (Functional magnetic resonance imaging) and PET (Positron emission tomography) scans provide images of the brain at work.  There is no such thing […]

Measuring Learning Outcomes

  BFSS is following with interest the work of the Brookings Institute and UNESCO Learning Metrics Task Force on the assessment of learning in the developing world in readiness for the post-2015 Millennium Development Goals. This work is designed to bring about a shift in global focus and investment from universal access to ensuring access plus improving learning opportunities and […]