WHAT IS NEUROEDUCATION
LEARNING, TEACHING, AND BRAIN FUNCTION ARE INTRICATELY CONNECTED.
The Science of Neuroeducation
For a long time, the fields of education and neuroscience have been isolated from each other. It is only until recently that there is great public interest on how learning, teaching, and brain function are intricately connected.
The collaboration between educators and neuroscientists has materialized into an emerging discipline known as Neuroeducation. This developing field combines the specialties of neuroscience, psychology, cognitive science, and education to improve teaching methodologies and curricula.
Understanding how neuroscience can inform education strategies and discovering the ways individuals learn are two principal drivers behind the Neuroeducation movement.
The real reasons for brains | Daniel Wolpert | TED Talks
Neuroscientist Daniel Wolpert starts from a surprising premise: the brain evolved, not to think or feel, but to control movement. In this entertaining, data-rich talk he gives us a glimpse into how the brain creates the grace and agility of human motion.
Art and science represent the difference between “being” and “doing.”
Art evokes emotions, Science solves problems.
The Art of Neuroeducation
Neuroscience researchers are already producing materials that provide ideas to improve teaching and learning processes. Studies of memory formation and retrieval suggest that the incorporation of the creative arts can enhance memory and attention levels. Strategies for developing opportunities to promote the interaction of educators, artists, technologists, and scientists in labs and as mentors to each other offer exciting possibilities for bringing neuroscience and education together.
Do Schools Kill Creativity? | Sir Ken Robinson | TED Talks
Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
The strategic agenda for the fields of both neuroscience and education is to make Neuroeducation a paradigm for informing broader social and educational policies. Improving academic achievement and scientific literacy through the education-neuroscience partnership promises better opportunities for young people, businesses, senior citizens, and society-at-large.