Genetics & Education – listen to expert audio reactions
Dr Claire Haworth, Deputy Director on the influential Twins Early Development Study and King’s College London and Associate Professor in the Department of Psycology at the University of Warwick explains the main myths about genes and genetics in education. She calls for changes in what pupils are taught and teacher training:
Dr John Jerrim, Institute of Education, London and author of research into the influence of genes on children’s reading skills on why people are scared by genetics:
Dr Lavinia Paternoster, research Fellow in Genetic Epidemiology, University of Bristol discusses how genetics are misunderstood.
But how does understanding more about genetics possibly lead us to the things a person might do to improve their education, Dr Lavinia Paternoster tells us her theory: