Explorations in Learning and the Brain

On the Potential of Cognitive Neuroscience for Educational Science

Authors: de Jong, T. de, van Gog, T., Jenks, K., Manlove, S., van Hell, J., Jolles, J., van Merrienboer, J., van Leeuwen, T., Boschloo, A.

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  • Raises important educational issues as a starting point for discussion
  • Scope of text surpasses classical areas such as language acquisition and numeracy
  • Identifies realistic research routes
  • Offers a critical analysis of research methods and approaches
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The past decade has witnessed efforts on the part of research, education and policy communities to create a dialogue about the potential relationship between cognitive neuroscience and the science and practice of education. The upsurge of interest in neuroscience in general has given rise to increased attention to the role of the brain in learning. As a result, several major initiatives have been undertaken to examine the viability of bringing the fields closer together.

However, much of the debate has been dominated by extremes. Some purport to offer a panacea to many of the problems in education and educational research on the basis of data from cognitive neuroscience while others perceive the gap between the fields as untenable. Explorations in Learning and the Brain takes a different stance in the sense that developments within neuroscience are not the starting point but rather sets off from major questions dominant in educational research, notably instructional systems design and related fields within the educational sciences. The book identifies interfaces between neuro-scientific and educational research, and informs on potentially interesting additions to educational research and viable interdisciplinary ventures. By drawing on empirical findings from both disciplines, the following general questions are addressed:

-Which principles, mechanisms and theories studied in educational research can be extended based on findings from cognitive neuroscience?

-Which principles, mechanisms and theories studied in cognitive neuroscience might have implications for educational research?

-What are these implications and what research questions can be developed?

-What form could an interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary research program take?

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Explorations in Learning and the Brain
Book Subtitle
On the Potential of Cognitive Neuroscience for Educational Science
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-89512-3
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-89512-3
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-89511-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 80
Number of Illustrations
50 b/w illustrations
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