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ERIC Number: EJ1037553
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-1571-0068
Progress in Application of the Neurosciences to an Understanding of Human Learning: The Challenge of Finding a Middle-Ground Neuroeducational Theory
Anderson, O. Roger
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, v12 n3 p475-492 Jun 2014
Modern neuroscientific research has substantially enhanced our understanding of the human brain. However, many challenges remain in developing a strong, brain-based theory of human learning, especially in complex environments such as educational settings. Some of the current issues and challenges in our progress toward developing comprehensive neuroscientific-based theories of human learning, particularly in the academic disciplines, are reviewed, beginning with a brief summary of the history of publications in science learning. This is followed by an analysis of some of the large-scale issues and conceptual problems that we currently face in developing a strong, middle-ground "neuroeducational theory" relevant to learning, especially in rather abstract disciplines such as mathematics and science. Finally, some perspectives on possible future strategies and challenges in reaching the goal of a neuroeducational theory are presented.
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Language: English
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