New CIPD Factsheet: Psychology and neuroscience in learning

Are you interested in how psychology and neuroscience impact learning?  Many HR professionals are considering how an individual’s cognitive style and neuroscience influence learning.  If you’d like to explore this area more, then take a look at the CIPD’s new factsheet on psychology and neuroscience in learning.

Learn about the influence of cognitive styles and neuroscience on effective learning, and how there is a shift away from simplistic learning styles theory.  New research is constantly emerging in this area.  The factsheet explores:

  • How common psychology-based learning models such as ‘learning styles’ are being challenged.
  • The shift away from the concept of fixed learning styles to flexible learning strategies and learner choice.
  • How important it is to consider the process of how people think and learn, known as ‘metacognition’.
  • How ‘Cognitive overload’ can be avoided if learning is presented in chunks and made enjoyable.
  • Evidence that learning increases if rewards are maximised and threats minimised.
  • The increase in engagement and retention where learning has personal relevance.
  • Neuroplasticity shows that learning and change can take place for those willing to engage.

Read the article at the CIPD’s website