Introduction to Neuroscience and Self-Regulation in Early Years

This new course combines two highly topical themes within child development and early years provision - neuroscience and self-regulation.

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Dumfries and Galloway College, Dumfries and Galloway
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This course is available on the Dumfries and Galloway College website.

Description

This new course combines two highly topical themes within child development and early years provision - neuroscience and self-regulation.

This course is designed to give learners a gentle introduction to neuroscience, and share some of the remarkable insights it has given us in terms of how the infant brain develops and how this is affected by a range of external influences.  For example, advances in technology mean we can now see the damaging effects stress, trauma and a lack of adult care and affection can have on the developing structures of the brain and how these can detrimentally affect learning and behaviour.  We can also see the positive affects of affectionate and responsive care givers relationships and nurturing care environments.

This course also explores the topic of self-regulation in early years, which are a critical set of skills that help children remain calm, attentive and able to deal with powerful emotions such as fear, anger and sadness.  

As well as explaining the theory behind the science, this course will provide learners with practical advice in terms of how to promote health brain development in the critical first seven years of life, and how they can support children to develop those vital self-regulation skills.

About Dumfries and Galloway College

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Our student experience

We offer an excellent further-education experience, with a range of courses and qualifications available to suit our students’ needs, whether they’re embarking on their first career or looking to transition into a new one, delivered by teaching and support staff who care about what they do – evidence by satisfaction among our students as 89.4% of our further education and 88% of our higher education students indicated that they were satisfied with their college experience*.

We’re here to help people develop the skills they need to take them to where they want to go, and to help enterprises innovate and grow, and to help build a better future for the communities we serve. We’re particularly proud that 85.9% of our student go into positive destination, including further study or employment **

Our curriculum

Our curriculum areas offer a broad range of further and higher education pathways across 8 subject areas, from traditional subjects to new, with a real focus on care, enterprise, digital, and green energy skills development. With a first-class research and innovation centre at our Dumfries Campus, we’re able to promote a green approach in education, research, and business, to devise, develop, and distribute the skills that are needed to operate the technology that will ensure a greener, cleaner, and better future for all.

As a highly-attractive destination for those interested in learning about and developing skills in green energy, driven by our Green Skills Academy, we set students on the road to fulfilling, rewarding, and productive jobs in their future. Going forward, the academy will further develop the curriculum and other aspects of our offering in the areas of green energy, sustainable construction, and green transportation to help students further maximise their potential in these key areas.

At Dumfries and Galloway College, you will find a community that is proud of what we have done and where we are going. If you choose to study with us, you will be welcomed into a progressive college that will provide you with all the tools, resources, and support you need to make your future what you want it to be. Whether you are interested in construction or sport, engineering or IT, are new to education, or if you’ve studied with us before, at Dumfries and Galloway College, you’ll pick up the skills you need to help you get one step ahead.

* Based on results of our 2019/20 student satisfaction survey.

** Based on our 2019/20 college leaver survey

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