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From Brain to Mind: Using Neuroscience to Guide Change in Education

This book offers the reader an engrossing and coherent introduction to what neuroscience can tell us about cognitive development through experience, and its implications for education. Stating that educational change is underway and that the time is ripe to recognize … Continue reading

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Towards ecological literacy: A Permaculture approach for science learning

The profound lack of sustainable systems on our planet is of great concern to environmentalists, some of who are educators and some of who are permaculturists. Many of the problems facing Earth and its inhabitants are caused by a lack … Continue reading

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On the origin of education

To deny the importance of teaching evolution is to fail to grasp a basic truth about children. Why do I feel so strongly that evolution should be a part of every child’s education? In large measure it is because Darwin … Continue reading

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Educating Persons, Imaging Brains – the potentials of Neuroscience for Education

Although neuroscience has much to offer education, in recent years its potentials have been somewhat obscured by a climate of unrealistic expectations. Now the “neuromyths‟ that were prevalent have been decisively dismissed by neuroscientists, a more accurate assessment may be … Continue reading

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Brain Imaging Studies of Intelligence and Creativity – What Is the Picture for Education?

The goal of this article is to summarize current brain research on intelligence and creativity that may be relevant to education in the near future. Five issues are addressed: (a) Why is there a neuroscience interest in intelligence? (b) Can … Continue reading

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Fostering creative thinking – Co-constructed insights from neuroscience and education

Although every creative act contains elements of spontaneity, teachers can play a critical role in fostering creative thinking processes through the use of environment and strategy. No single part of our brain is responsible for creativity. Some regions linked to … Continue reading

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