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PROSPECTS

, Volume 46, Issue 2, pp 191–198 | Cite as

Neuroscience, psychology, and society: Translating research to improve learning

  • Allison Master
  • Andrew N. Meltzoff
  • Roberto Lent
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Abstract

This Introduction highlights the key point of this special issue on brain research, psychology, and learning. The issue discusses concrete ways in which neuroscience and experimental psychology, among other disciplines, can contribute to reducing educational inequities worldwide. The Introduction discusses common themes among the articles in this issue and outlines myriad benefits, as well as some unintended risks, of sharing scientific findings with educators and policymakers in order to induce educational change. The article also offers some novel ideas to help researchers bridge the gap between the science of learning and its implementation in educational settings, emphasizing the value of research-practice partnerships.

Keywords

Brain Education STEM Learning Public policy Science communication Equity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Allison Master
    • 1
  • Andrew N. Meltzoff
    • 1
  • Roberto Lent
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Learning & Brain SciencesUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Biomedical SciencesFederal University of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil

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