Bridging (Neuro)Science & Education

Efrat Furst (PhD)

Teaching educators and learners about the science of learning and application in classrooms

Post-doc Fellow at the Learning Incubator, SEAS, Harvard University

My background is in cognitive-neuroscientific research (human learning and memory), professional development for educators and teaching students across ages. With this interdisciplinary experience , I'm working to actively bridge Neuroscience and Cognitive Psychology with Teaching and Learning in all classrooms.

I design and deliver research-based, classroom-oriented contents and research-projects to students and educators across levels and fields (primary, secondary and higher education).

In my teaching I combine three main aspects:

  • The mechanism for memory encoding, storing, organization and retrieval.
  • Effective strategies for learning and practice, metods, considerations and barriers.
  • Classroom applications that support more effective long-term learning for all students.

My goal is to better inform students and teachers about the learning process and to actively support efforts to improve and transform the practice of learning and teaching.

Read more about my work in the recent issue of the ResearchED magazine and in this interview by TILE network