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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.

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

 
Smart Brains

 
Recommended Readings

 
 
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

 
Recommended Readings

 
 
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

 
Recommended Readings

 
 
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

 
 
Recommended Readings
 
Authors
 
Acknowledgments
 
Index

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