Adolescent brain, lifestyle and learning - Open Universiteit Nederland



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  • Course
  • Online
  • Duration:
    7 Weeks

Our brains keep developing until we are approximately 25 years of age. The development of brains is influenced by environmental factors such as the amount and quality of sleep, who we associate with, but also physical activity and nutrition.

Would you like to learn how environmental factors affect the functioning of adolescent brains? Are you interested in the effect upbringing has on this?

This MOOC will examine these factors in greater depth. After an introduction into the general theme, subjects such as nutrition and learning; sleep and learning; and physical activity and learning. The role of upbringing as related to learning will also be discussed.

Are you interested in research? Then you can also delve deeper into the different subjects through the use of different assignments.

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What you'll learn on the course

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Course programme

Course structure of the MOOC course:

  • Lesson 1 - Introduction to EMMA
  • Lesson 2 - Brain, lifestyle and learning
  • Lesson 3 - Nutrition and Learning
  • Lesson 4 - Sleeping and Learning
  • Lesson 5 - Physical activity and Learning
  • Lesson 6 - Nurture and Learning
  • Lesson 7 - Integration