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Neuroscience and education: from research to practice?

Nature Reviews Neuroscience volume 7, pages 406413 (2006) | Download Citation

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Cognitive neuroscience is making rapid strides in areas highly relevant to education. However, there is a gulf between current science and direct classroom applications. Most scientists would argue that filling the gulf is premature. Nevertheless, at present, teachers are at the receiving end of numerous 'brain-based learning' packages. Some of these contain alarming amounts of misinformation, yet such packages are being used in many schools. What, if anything, can neuroscientists do to help good neuroscience into education?

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  1. Usha Goswami is at the Centre for Neuroscience in Education, University of Cambridge, 184 Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 2PQ, UK.  ucg10@cam.ac.uk

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