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ERIC Number: EJ825533
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8249
Philosophical Challenges for Researchers at the Interface between Neuroscience and Education
Howard-Jones, Paul
Journal of Philosophy of Education, v42 n3-4 p361-380 Aug-Nov 2008
This article examines how discussions around the new interdisciplinary research area combining neuroscience and education have brought into sharp relief differences in the philosophies of learning in these two areas. It considers the difficulties faced by those working at the interface between these two areas and, in particular, it focuses on the challenge of avoiding "non-sense" when attempting to include the brain in educational argument. The paper relates common transgressions in sense-making with dualist and monist notions of the mind-brain relationship. It then extends a brain-mind-behaviour model from cognitive neuroscience to include a greater emphasis on social interaction and construction. This creates a tool for examining the potentially complex interrelationships between the different learning philosophies in this emerging new field.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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