Educational Neuroscience

  • ID: 2330360
  • December 2013
  • 390 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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In recent years, important strides have been made in realizing the potential of neuroscience to make meaningful contributions in the field of education

Educational Neuroscience presents a key reference source for students, educators, policy makers, and educational and developmental psychologists interested in bridging the gap between the biological basis of learning and the delivery of education in the classroom. An overview of the latest finding in developmental cognitive neurosciences and their possible applications to education is provided, with individual chapters written collaboratively by educationalists, psychologists and neuroscientists to ensure maximum clarity and relevance to a broad range of readers.

Topics and themes include neuroscience and educational methodologies, language and mathematical development, literacy, and various skills associated with conceptual, social, and emotional development.Educational Neuroscience offers important insights into the current state of research findings related to the interactions between biological processes and education–while paving the way to new frontiers and directions in learning and teaching.

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List of contributors ix

Preface xi

Foreword: Imaging the Future xii
Michael I. Posner

1. Introduction 1
Brian Butterworth and Andy Tolmie

2. Neuroimaging Methods 13
Frederic Dick, Sarah Lloyd–Fox, Anna Blasi, Clare Elwell, and Debbie Mills

3. Computational Modeling of Learning and Teaching 46
Michael S. C. Thomas and Diana Laurillard

4. Genetics for Education 77
Yulia Kovas, Sergei Malykh, and Stephen A. Petrill

5. Research Methods in Educational Psychology 110
Andy Tolmie

6. Language Development 134
Victoria Knowland and Chris Donlan

7. Literacy Development 172
Liory Fern–Pollak and Jackie Masterson

8. Mathematical Development 201
Brian Butterworth and Sashank Varma

9. The Development and Application of Scientific Reasoning 237
Jonathan Fugelsang and Denis Mareschal

10. Social Development 268
Sarah–Jayne Blakemore, Kathrin Cohen Kadosh, Catherine L. Sebastian, Tobias Grossmann, and Mark H. Johnson

11. Emotional Development 297
Alice Jones

12. Attention and Executive Control 325
Michelle de Haan

Afterword 349
John T. Bruer

Index 364

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Denis Mareschal is Professor of Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London. He is co–author and co–editor of
Neuroconstructivism: How the Brain Constructs Cognition and
The Making of Human Concepts, and Joint Editor of
Developmental Science.

Andy Tolmie is Chair of Psychology and Human Development and Dean of the Doctoral School at the Institute of Education, Deputy Director of the London Centre for Educational Neuroscience, and Editor of the British Journal of Educational Psychology.

Brian Butterworth is Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Neuropsychology in the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London, and founding chair of the London Centre for Education Neuroscience. He is the author of The Mathematical Brain (1999).

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