ED 407 Week Eight (Spring 2020)

This Week we will watch and review the two documentaries from the series Child of our Time 2016. The first, Changing Minds and the second, Changing Times.

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Child of Our Time 2016

Changing Minds Full Video ( 59:33 )

In this episode, Professor Robert Winston and Professor Tanya Byron discover how our teenagers’ changing brains mean that what they choose to do at 16 can shape their lives forever. With surprising new research in human biology and neuroscience, we reveal how the most baffling aspects of teenage life can be explained and illuminated by the latest understanding of the changing teenage brain. The brains of our 16-year-olds are wired to feel more self-conscious, to be more mentally creative, and to feel more intense pleasure than at any other time in their lives. Through intimate stories, compelling archival footage and experiments, Child of Our Time brings you the inside story of today’s 16-year-olds.


Changing Times Full Video (57:09)

Since our teens were born, the world has transformed: from changing families to economic uncertainties and competition, all in the glare of the social media spotlight. In this episode, Professor Robert Winston and Professor Tanya Byron follow our teens through their GCSE year to discover how they are being shaped by these unique times. In a bold experiment, Child of Our Time teens gave us access to their digital lives, opening a 24/7 window into their phone use and the impact of constant connectivity on friendship, sleep and anxiety. As our teens reach this landmark age, we explore how they cope with the challenges of life to build their dreams for the future.