Educational Neuroscience presents a series of readings from educators, psychologists, and neuroscientists that explore the latest findings in developmental cognitive neurosciences and their potential applications to education.
Represents a new research area with direct relevance to current educational practices and policy makingFeatures individual chapters written collaboratively by educationalist, psychologists, and neuroscientists to ensure maximum clarity and relevance to a broad range of readersEdited by a trio of leading academics with extensive experience in the field
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).
List of contributors ix Preface xi Foreword: Imaging the Future xiiMichael I. Posner 1. Introduction 1Brian Butterworth and Andy Tolmie 2. Neuroimaging Methods 13Frederic Dick, Sarah Lloyd-Fox, Anna Blasi, Clare Elwell, and Debbie Mills 3. Computational Modeling of Learning and Teaching 46Michael S. C. Thomas and Diana Laurillard 4. Genetics for Education 77Yulia Kovas, Sergei Malykh, and Stephen A. Petrill 5. Research Methods in Educational Psychology 110Andy Tolmie 6. Language Development 134Victoria Knowland and Chris Donlan 7. Literacy Development 172Liory Fern-Pollak and Jackie Masterson 8. Mathematical Development 201Brian Butterworth and Sashank Varma 9. The Development and Application of Scientific Reasoning 237Jonathan Fugelsang and Denis Mareschal 10. Social Development 268Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, Kathrin Cohen Kadosh, Catherine L. Sebastian, Tobias Grossmann, and Mark H. Johnson 11. Emotional Development 297Alice Jones 12. Attention and Executive Control 325Michelle de Haan Afterword 349John T. Bruer Index 364
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