Thursday, January 17, 2008

A Great Read on Teaching, Learning, and Brain Development

Via the Global Citizenship in a Virtual World blog:

"EDUCATION: Education, like the culture it subsumes, is a conservative phenomenon. Science and technology move rapidly, but education doesn't. So if schools often resemble the schools of 50 years ago, that should not be surprising. Parents remember their school experiences, and since they survived them, they are typically leery about educators experimenting with their children. This explains in part why schools have not incorporated many of the recent developments in neuroscience and cognitive psychology."

Alvaro Fernandez interviews Robert Sylvester on brain development and its relationship to what we teachers are teaching and our learners are learning...

Read it all.

Check out The Adolescent Brain: Reaching for Autonomy, by Robert Sylvester

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