Mind, Brain, and Education in the Era of Globalization

Tami Katzir, Mary Helen ImmordinoYang and Kurt W. Fischer

in Learning in the Global Era

Published by University of California Press

Published in print October 2007 | ISBN: 9780520254343
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520941496 | DOI:
Mind, Brain, and Education in the Era of Globalization

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New imaging technologies are rapidly changing our understanding of the human brain and its relationships to learning, emotions, and understanding. The connection between children's neurological makeup and their ability to learn has important implications for the structure of classrooms and for the development and implementation of pedagogy. How might research in the field of mind, brain, and education (MBE) contribute to educational innovations and provide new insights into the education of children in the globalized classroom? This chapter discusses the historical development of the field and present two detailed case studies to demonstrate the value of MBE in illuminating children's learning and in identifying effective pedagogical strategies for the age of globalization. An overview of MBE's growth and development sheds light on the interdisciplinary nature of the work that MBE researchers are doing to connect cognition, biology (especially neuroscience and genetics), culture, and educational practice.

Keywords: mind; brain; education; globalization; learning; cognition; biology; culture

Chapter.  7289 words. 

Subjects: Occupations, Professions, and Work

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