Australian school uses neuroscience to improve grades of disadvantaged students

Australian school uses neuroscience to improve grades of disadvantaged students MELBOURNE, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) — A Melbourne elementary school, located in the city’s underachieving northwest, has improved student grades by implementing neuroscientific techniques. Broadmeadows Primary School sits in an area of Melbourne which places in the lowest 12th percentile for socio-economic disadvantage, but its young students have defied the statistics. In fact, the school’s National Assessment Program for Literacy and Numeracy results are the highest of any school in the area, and well above the national third grade average. A number of different techniques have been incorporated into the curriculum which may be responsible for the encouraging results. The school conducts interviews with its students and their parents to draw up contracts which target student needs. The contracts do not…


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