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ERIC Number: ED566992
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun-24
Pages: 69
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 353
ISSN: ISSN-1993-9019
The Neuroscience of Mathematical Cognition and Learning. OECD Education Working Papers, No. 136
Looi, Chung Yen; Thompson, Jacqueline; Krause, Beatrix; Kadosh, Roi Cohen
OECD Publishing
The synergistic potential of cognitive neuroscience and education for efficient learning has attracted considerable interest from the general public, teachers, parents, academics and policymakers alike. This review is aimed at providing 1) an accessible and general overview of the research progress made in cognitive neuroscience research in understanding mathematical learning and cognition, and 2) understanding whether there is sufficient evidence to suggest that neuroscience can inform mathematics education at this point. We also highlight outstanding questions with implications for education that remain to be explored in cognitive neuroscience. The field of cognitive neuroscience is growing rapidly. The findings that we are describing in this review should be evaluated critically to guide research communities, governments and funding bodies to optimise resources and address questions that will provide practical directions for short- and long-term impact on the education of future generations. The following are appended: (1) Introduction to Basic Brain Anatomy and Regions Involved in Numerical Cognition; and (2) Basic Techniques and Paradigms of Neuroscience and Psychology.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) (France)