Learning Science

Sponge Partners with Neuroscientist Paul Howard-Jones

Paul Howard-JonesPlymouth (UK), May 2021 - Digital learning leader Sponge is upping the game, bringing in educational neuroscientist Paul Howard-Jones from Bristol University as an associate advisor. The company aims to lead the way in evidence-based learning design and has partnered with Paul Howard-Jones, Professor of Neuroscience and Education at Bristol University, to support a range of initiatives including training and podcasts.

Alex Stewart, who is leading the training initiative at Sponge, said, "Our clients consistently seek the most creative, effective, and impactful solutions, and we're upskilling our team through collaboration with industry leading researchers and practitioners to ensure we keep that promise."

Paul has presented Channel 4's BAFTA nominated series "The Secret Life of Four-Year Olds" and is particularly interested in addressing neuromyths and the neural processes by which learning engages people.

"The team at Sponge have really impressed me with their enthusiasm and the thoughtful consideration they give to learning efficacy. I'm looking forward to working with them all," said Paul.

"As a group, we aim to re-energise learning by bringing science and creativity together," Alex added. "We're delighted to be working with Paul to integrate learning science into the core of our practice and invigorate our design culture".