ERIC Number: EJ905096
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
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Inter- and Transdisciplinary Work: Connecting Research on Hormones with Problems of Educational Practice
Rappolt-Schlichtmann, Gabrielle; Watamura, Sarah E.
Mind, Brain, and Education, v4 n4 p156-158 Dec 2010
More than ever before, leaders within the field of education are looking to research on basic processes to inform and improve educational practices. Success requires building a reciprocal relationship between the field of education and research on learning and development, similar to what exists between biology and medicine. Key to this effort is the development of an explicit conversation between researchers, practitioners, and policy makers, where the generation of basic processes research deals directly with the problems of practice. The goal of this special section of "Mind, Brain, and Education" is to provide a platform on which practical insight can be gained from new empirical research on hormones and behavior in development. The special section will extend across several issues to examine the hormones important for maintaining the body's critical regulatory processes, including energy balance, sleep/wake cycles, and growth. We have solicited manuscripts describing original research and we have asked an expert in each subfield to comment on the educational relevance of the findings and to vision the future and potential of basic processes research in this area to inform education.
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Practices, Educational Change, Educational Research, Biochemistry, Interdisciplinary Approach, Child Behavior, Correlation, Child Development, Physiology, Sleep, Futures (of Society), Brain Hemisphere Functions, Cognitive Processes
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