Neuroscience in education
Fad neuro-science can damage child's learning.
Mines the cutting edge neuroscience prematurely absorbed into popular culture and interpreted by the inexperienced before scientists have time to test hypotheses and implications, having potential to hinder learning.
Notes that the findings of neuroscience will become valuable in education once analysis and testing prove how and when to apply the new research findings. Instead, educators oftentimes pick up and misapply neuro- information that becomes urban legend, sometimes hindering learning.
Although teachers should push the boundaries in incorporating new innovations in learning theory, the recently released findings create an uncertain foundation for learning theory.
A more symbiotic team is cognitive science and education because, while research is still in a state of flux, actual scientists and theorists interpolate and apply the data, a far more reputable source of practice than popular culture.
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Source is Oxford University Press Blog.
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Darin L. Hammond