Session 09.02

Boost brain power to support learning for international students

This session will explore the findings of research working with incoming international teacher-education students on identifying experiences of difference and structural disadvantage while studying abroad. It will explore how disadvantage can have and impact on how the brain works and how the role of executive functioning in learning can increase the capacity of students to cope with new environments, rules, norms, assessment practices and self-identity.


  • Learning, teaching & curriculum
  • Student experience


  • Nadia D'Alton, 
    University College Dublin, Ireland


  • Anders Riel Müller, 
    University College Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Helen Carroll, 
    Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland