BrainPower Project

Harnessing the power and potential of adolescent brain and behaviour for enhanced learning, wellbeing and student success

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The BrainPower project has created an innovative digital badge (DB) to provide academic/academic support services staff with a greater understanding of the unique developmental stage of adolescence. It will enable staff to tailor curricula and programme management approaches to harness the power and potential of adolescent brain and behaviour for enhanced learning and wellbeing, as students transition into and through higher education. 

 

The Brainpower project uses a collaborative interdisciplinary approach is a partnership of Dr Eithne Hunt, Dr Samantha Dockray and Professor Yvonne Nolan and is funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. The project team includes Eadaoin Whelan, Maurissa Moore and Dr. Anne Mahler.

The aim is to create an innovative digital badge to provide academic/academic support services staff with a greater understanding of the unique developmental stage of adolescence. It will enable staff to tailor curricula and programme management approaches to harness the power and potential of adolescent brain and behaviour for enhanced learning and wellbeing, as students transition into and through higher education.  Concepts that are included in the BrainPower digital badge were showcased at the DOTS Seminar , funded by the National Forum for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. 

Contact brainpower@ucc.ie for more information and updates.