ERIC Number: ED412073
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
What Brain Research Has To Tell Educators: Mandates and Metaphors.
This paper addresses the contributions that brain research makes to education. Topics pertaining to typical brain research findings and their educational significance, caution in the application of findings to explain differences by population, and the types of research that could be potentially helpful to educators are discussed. Among the research findings that are useful to educators are that perception is constructive, the brain works as a whole system, brain function requires self-knowledge, multiple memory mechanisms are present in the brain, learning happens in an active brain, brains change with experience, organization is critical, and concrete knowledge is different than abstract knowledge. Lists of suggestions of strategies for educational research related to brain research and statements of goals of learning based on brain research are also included. (DDR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, March, 1997).