Imprint: Centre for Educational Research and InnovationCharts: 13
This book provides new insights about learning by synthesising existing and emerging findings from cognitive and brain science and exploring how this new information might impact teaching, parenting, and educational policy making. It shows what the latest brain imaging techniques and other advances in the neurosciences actually reveal about how the brain develops and operates at different stages in life from birth to old age and how the brain is involved in acquiring skills such as reading and counting. It also presents scientific insights into what happens when the brain malfunctions in conditions such as dyslexia or Alzheimer's disease.
China Education Daily nominated this book as one of the "100 most influential education books for teachers" on December 15, 2011.
Table of contents:
Executive Summary Part I. The Learning Brain Chapter 1. An "ABC" of the Brain Chapter 2. How the Brain Learns throughout Life Chapter 3. The Impact of Environment on the Learning Brain Chapter 4. Literacy and the Brain Chapter 5. Numeracy and the Brain Chapter 6. Dispelling "Neuromyths" Chapter 7. The Ethics and Organisation of Educational Neuroscience Conclusions and Future Prospects Part II. Collaborative Articles Article A. The Brain, Development, and Learning in Early Childhood Article B. The Brain and Learning in Adolescence Article C. Brain, Cognition, and Learning in Adulthood Annex A. Fora Annex B. Brain Imaging Technologies Glossary