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ERIC Number: EJ894801
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
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What Future Teachers Think about Brain Research
Zambo, Debby; Zambo, Ron
Teaching Educational Psychology, v5 n2 p39-49 Spr 2009
As information becomes available, teachers of educational psychology must be ready to accept or resist change. This is especially true when it comes to the brain because as technologies advance, information about it is seeping into our lives. Deciding if, how much, and when this information fits into educational psychology coursework can be difficult. In this survey study, the authors gathered data from students (n = 215) enrolled in a professional teacher education program in the southwestern United States. The study targeted the opinions of future teachers in regard to the usefulness of brain research, the importance of learning about the brain, and concerns about the applicability of brain research. The results indicate future teachers think brain research is useful and valuable for educators. Participants were neutral about potential concerns. (Contains 3 tables.)
Teaching Educational Psychology Special Interest Group (TEP/SIG). Educational Foundations Department, Millersville University, P.O. Box 1002, 1 South George Street, Millersville, PA 17551. e-mail: tep@millersville.edu; Web site: http://www.teachingeducpsych.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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