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Principles of learning, implications for teaching? Cognitive neuroscience and the classroom

Usha Goswami

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/9780199600496.003.0023
Principles of learning, implications for teaching? Cognitive neuroscience and the classroom

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Currently many educators seem to view neuroscience as a challenge to the traditions of their discipline. This chapter argues that it should instead be seen as an opportunity. Education enables human beings to transcend the physical limits of biological evolution. The experiences that education provides work their changes via changing the brain. Neuroscience enables us to understand these brain-changing processes at a level of detail and specificity that will be extremely valuable for education. The effects of social, emotional, and cultural practices on these brain-changing processes will then be amenable to rigorous empirical study.

Keywords: neuroscience; education; brain; learning

Chapter.  6227 words. 

Subjects: Neuroscience

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