ERIC Number: ED490546
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug-9
From Neurons to Brainpower: Cognitive Neuroscience and Brain-Based Learning
Phillips, Janet M.
We have learned more about the brain in the past five years than the previous 100. Neuroimaging, lesion studies, and animal studies have revealed the intricate inner workings of the brain and learning. Synaptogenesis, pruning, sensitive periods, and plasticity have all become accepted concepts of cognitive neuroscience that are now being applied to education practice. The "Decade of the Brain" spawned a multitude of brain research and educational theories known as "brain-based learning." There is now a movement toward evidence-based teaching as a result of the new information about cognitive neuroscience and education. Large-scale national and international initiatives continue to take place to research, disseminate, and apply brain science to education. Today, multi-disciplinary approaches to current educational practices are viewed as the best method to bridge cognitive neuroscience theory to educational practice.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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