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Neuroscience in education: an (opinionated) introduction

Mike Anderson and Sergio Della Sala

in Neuroscience in Education

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780199600496
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739187 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600496.003.0012
Neuroscience in education: an (opinionated) introduction

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This chapter begins with a brief discussion of the gap between neuroscience and education, suggesting that what will ultimately fill the gap is the development of evidence-based education where that base is cognitive psychology. The discussion then turns to the use and misuse of neuroscience in education, opinions versus data, the allure of everything ‘neuro’, developmental neuroscience, brain plasticity, and the concept of ‘critical periods’, i.e., particular time windows whereby children could learn a specific skill.

Keywords: neuroscience; evidence-based education; cognitive psychology; brain plasticity

Chapter.  6131 words. 

Subjects: Neuroscience

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