A good read for the weekend: A Review of Neuroscience and Education

Via @janthishauer I found this review Paul Howard-Jones of the University of Bristol on the insights of neuroscience useful to education.

“This review considers the extent to which insights from the sciences of mind and brain influence, or are close to influencing, classroom practice. It summarises the existing education evidence about approaches and interventions that are based, or claim to be based, on neuroscience evidence. In this way, the review also identifies areas of neuroscience that have successfully informed education, as well as areas of neuroscience that could inform education in the future if further work were undertaken to translate them into classroom-based approaches or interventions.”

But not only that, luckily the review also brings this:

“The review also presents evidence about educational interventions that claim to be based on neuroscience findings, even where this link is less clear or less well evidenced. Note that some ideas presented within the review require further translational work before classroom application.”

To be honest, I just scratched the surface of this report (and noted that sometimes neuroscience has been used quite broadly, e.g. genetics), but I do think it’s quite interesting.

You can download the report here.

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