Find out how research into how we learn can impact on our learning and apply that insight to your lesson planning.

In this short course you will develop your knowledge of the science of learning and how this knowledge can be used to enhance learning & teaching. You will develop your understanding of how the following impact on learning:

  • attention
  • the limitations of working memory
  • how we process new content
  • prior knowledge
  • retrieval of information

You will then apply your new knowledge by updating a lesson plan or teaching activity.

You will bring along a lesson plan for a lesson you have recently taught. As your knowledge and understanding of the science of learning develops throughout the day, you will have opportunities reflect on, and where appropriate make amendments to, your lesson plan.

Entry requirements

This course is aimed at teachers at all stages of their career.

Start date

One-day event. Next available date to be confirmed.

How you'll be taught and assessed

Face to face course at Edinburgh Napier University’s Sighthill campus. You will learn via inputs from the course tutor and through discussion with other course participants


£75 per applicant.

If your school is paying on your behalf and need to pay by invoice please email with the date and course title and the names of all those you’d like to register. We will then get back to you and confirm how we can facilitate this form of payment and reserves your place(s) on the course.