Neuroscience in education
In the past ten years, there has been growing interest in applying our knowledge of the human brain to the field of education, including reading, learning, language, and mathematics. Teachers themselves have embraced the neuro revolution enthusiastically.
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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