The EU Council conclusions on effective teacher education (2014) states that both “initial teacher education and the continuous professional development of teachers should be based on sound pedagogical research”.
However, a problem has been well documented – a gap exists between teaching practice and cognitive neuroscience - supported teaching and learning practices – despite the identification of “proven practices that promote learning for all students”.
THE ILLUMINATED CONSORTIUM
The project is a collaboration that brings different areas of expertise and different national perspectives on teacher development together to cooperate and exchange experiences in an effort to develop, disseminate and support the continued use of innovative approaches to raise quality in teaching, training and learning.
The consortium includes the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain), University of Western Macedonia (Greece), Advancis (Portugal), Boon (Portugal), the University of Helsinki (Finland) and Metropolia UAS (Finland).
WHAT IS THE SCIENCE OF LEARNING?
The Science of Learning involves interdisciplinary research from neuroscience, education, and cognitive science aimed at understanding how people learn knowledge, skills, and competencies – and strives to convert its findings into practical uses for educators.