Nurturing Students’ Brains for the Future

  • Judy Willis
Keywords: neuroscience, educational startegies, brain, student, transfer opportunities, instruction, learning, context, memory, cognition, neuroplasticity


As we strive to build a better world for our children and better prepare our students for the complexities of the globalized world they will enter, neuroscience research can be correlated with educational strategies to help us build students’ brains to meet that future. An example of the nexus of research and teaching comes from correlating implications from research about memory, cognition, neuroplasticity, and discoveries about the timing of brain maturation with the incorporation of transfer opportunities throughout instruction, such that students apply learning to contexts beyond those in which it is taught and rehearsed.

How to Cite
Willis, J. (2011). Nurturing Students’ Brains for the Future. LEARNing Landscapes, 5(1), 259-265.