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ERIC Number: EJ1159761
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1751-2271
Building the Bridge between Science and Practice: Essential Characteristics of a Translational Framework
Stafford-Brizard, K. Brooke; Cantor, Pamela; Rose, L. Todd
Mind, Brain, and Education, v11 n4 p155-165 Dec 2017
Mind, brain, and education is a field developed with two key purposes: (1) to accelerate the knowledge developed through research by using an interdisciplinary approach, and (2) to create a bridge to connect and apply this knowledge to educational practice. While great progress has been made with regard to the interdisciplinary efforts of mind, brain and education, a chasm remains between the fields of science and educational practice. This article presents the case for bridging that chasm through the development of a translational and bidirectional framework that allows the fields of science and educational practice to access and influence each other. The characteristics of such a framework are proposed as theory-driven and perspective-neutral, interdisciplinary and interdependent, grounded in the science of development, context-sensitive, and allowing for falsifiability. Potential enablers for the successful implementation of such a framework are proposed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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