|About the book|
"At last, a book that meaningfully links the evidence that we have so far gained from cognitive neuroscience with an understanding of learning and education. This book avoids the usual pitfalls of over-stretched interpretations of the research findings and outdated assumptions about teaching and learning. It is a catalyst for bringing together the expertise and experience of professional educators with that of professional scientists in which Geake has expertly balanced accessibility and rigour."
Professor Martin Westwell, Director, Flinders Centre for Science Education in the 21st Century, Flinders University, Australia
Within education there is a growing interest in neuroscience research and what it can teach us. This book focuses on what neuroscience means for education professionals - in key areas such as learning, memory, intelligence and motivation - and addresses questions such as:
This friendly book is jargon-free and no prior scientific knowledge is assumed of the reader. It is thought-provoking reading for practising teachers across all age ranges, trainee teachers, parents, head teachers, educational policymakers, academics and educational psychologists.
|About the author|
John G. Geake is Professor of Learning and Teaching in the School of Education, The University of New England, Australia. John co-founded the Oxford Cognitive Neuroscience Education Forum and conducted research at the Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain, Oxford, UK.
|Table of contents|
A case for educational neuroscience
Caveats and disclaimers
CHAPTER 1: WHY EDUCATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE?
Education neuroscientific research questions
Limits to educational neuroscience
CHAPTER 2: NEUROIMAGING TECHNOLOGIES
CHAPTER 3: LEARNING AND MEMORY
Hebb's model of learning through synaptic plasticity
CHAPTER 4: WORKING MEMORY AND INTELLIGENCE
Gifted and talented pupils
Genetics of intelligence
IQ scores as a measure of social evolution
CHAPTER 5: CREATIVITY AND IMAGINATION
CHAPTER 6: SOCIALISING, EMOTION AND MOTIVATION
Mirror neurons and socialising
Motivation and self-esteem
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
CHAPTER 7: LANGUAGE AND LITERACY
Second language learning
CHAPTER 8: NUMERACY AND MATHEMATICS
Algebra and geometry
CHAPTER 9: ARTS CURRICULUM
CHAPTER 10: A FUTURE FOR EDUCATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE
Schools of the future
An agenda for educational neuroscience