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Student Brains, School Issues

Student Brains, School Issues
A Collection of Articles

June 1999 | 184 pages | Corwin
Formerly a SkyLight publication.

Student Brains, School Issues: A Collection of Articles
is packed with information on how the brain learns, the nature of intelligence, and the vital role that emerging technology plays in how students process information.

We are in the midst of the two most significant revolutions in the history of education: brain research and computer technology. Learn what researchers are discovering about the biological aspects of learning and how this, along with growing technology, is changing the nature of the classroom. This resource, which helps you to understand and incorporate computer technology and the findings from brain research in teaching and learning, focuses on four significant areas:

  • The nature of the cognitive science revolution
  • The importance of emotion in cognition
  • The biological substrate of intelligence
  • The relationship between brains and computers in computational thought processes
Take advantage of this wealth of information on brain research. It will help you to make the commitment and to take the challenge to become a leader in the transformation of our schools and our profession.

Section 1: Education and the Current Cognitive Science Revolution
On Using Knowledge About Our Brain: A Conversation with Bob Sylwester

Smart Brains

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Section 2: The Emergence and Importance of Emotion
On Emotional Intelligence: A Conversation with Daniel Goleman

How Emotions Affect Learning

The Neurobiology of Self-Esteem and Aggression

Can't Do Without Love

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Section 3: Biological and Technological Perspectives on Intelligence
The First Seven...and the Eighth: A Conversation with Howard Gardner

What Does It Mean to Be Smart?

Bioelectronic Learning: The Effects of Electronic Media on a Developming Brain

Forecasts for Technology in Education

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Section 4: New Perspectives on Computational Thought Processes
A Brain That Talks

Why Andy Couldn't Read

A Head for Numbers

New Research on the Brain: Implications for Instruction

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ISBN: 9781575170466