The impact of participation in a neuroscience course on motivational measures and academic performance

@article{Dommett2013TheIO,
  title={The impact of participation in a neuroscience course on motivational measures and academic performance},
  author={Eleanor J. Dommett and Ian M. Devonshire and Emma Sewter and Susan A. Greenfield},
  journal={Trends in Neuroscience and Education},
  year={2013},
  volume={2},
  pages={122-138}
}
Previous work suggests how pupils view their intelligence (fixed or flexible) influences academic performance. We delivered workshops on neuroscience emphasising brain plasticity to 11–12 year old pupils to encourage belief in incremental intelligence. We assessed changes in motivational measures, including intelligence beliefs, and mathematics ability. Neuroscience, study skills (an active control) or no information was delivered to both pupils and their mathematics teachers by either… CONTINUE READING