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ERIC Number: EJ881034
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0936-2835
Brain-(Not) Based Education: Dangers of Misunderstanding and Misapplication of Neuroscience Research
Alferink, Larry A.; Farmer-Dougan, Valeri
Exceptionality, v18 n1 p42-52 2010
Oversimplification or inappropriate interpretation of complex neuroscience research is widespread among curricula claiming that brain-based approaches are effective for improved learning and retention. We examine recent curricula claiming to be based on neuroscience research, discuss the implications of such misinterpretation for special education, how neuroscience actually supports many traditional teaching methods, and suggest ways to foster more accurate understanding of neuroscience research and its potential for application in the special education classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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