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Explorations in Learning and the Brain

On the Potential of Cognitive Neuroscience for Educational Science

  • Ton de Jong
  • Tamara van Gog
  • Kathleen Jenks
  • Sarah Manlove
  • Janet van Hell
  • Jelle Jolles
  • Jeroen van Merriënboer
  • Theo van Leeuwen
  • Annemarie Boschloo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Ton de Jong, Tamara van Gog, Kathleen Jenks, Sarah Manlove, Janet van Hell, Jelle Jolles et al.
    Pages 1-3
  3. Ton de Jong, Tamara van Gog, Kathleen Jenks, Sarah Manlove, Janet van Hell, Jelle Jolles et al.
    Pages 5-24
  4. Ton de Jong, Tamara van Gog, Kathleen Jenks, Sarah Manlove, Janet van Hell, Jelle Jolles et al.
    Pages 25-27
  5. Ton de Jong, Tamara van Gog, Kathleen Jenks, Sarah Manlove, Janet van Hell, Jelle Jolles et al.
    Pages 29-35
  6. Ton de Jong, Tamara van Gog, Kathleen Jenks, Sarah Manlove, Janet van Hell, Jelle Jolles et al.
    Pages 37-39
  7. Ton de Jong, Tamara van Gog, Kathleen Jenks, Sarah Manlove, Janet van Hell, Jelle Jolles et al.
    Pages 41-48
  8. Ton de Jong, Tamara van Gog, Kathleen Jenks, Sarah Manlove, Janet van Hell, Jelle Jolles et al.
    Pages 49-52
  9. Ton de Jong, Tamara van Gog, Kathleen Jenks, Sarah Manlove, Janet van Hell, Jelle Jolles et al.
    Pages 53-56
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 57-80

About this book

Introduction

The past decade has witnessed efforts on the part of research, education and policy communities to create a dialogue about the potential relationship between cognitive neuroscience and the science and practice of education. The upsurge of interest in neuroscience in general has given rise to increased attention to the role of the brain in learning. As a result, several major initiatives have been undertaken to examine the viability of bringing the fields closer together.

However, much of the debate has been dominated by extremes. Some purport to offer a panacea to many of the problems in education and educational research on the basis of data from cognitive neuroscience while others perceive the gap between the fields as untenable. Explorations in Learning and the Brain takes a different stance in the sense that developments within neuroscience are not the starting point but rather sets off from major questions dominant in educational research, notably instructional systems design and related fields within the educational sciences. The book identifies interfaces between neuro-scientific and educational research, and informs on potentially interesting additions to educational research and viable interdisciplinary ventures. By drawing on empirical findings from both disciplines, the following general questions are addressed:

-Which principles, mechanisms and theories studied in educational research can be extended based on findings from cognitive neuroscience?

-Which principles, mechanisms and theories studied in cognitive neuroscience might have implications for educational research?

-What are these implications and what research questions can be developed?

-What form could an interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary research program take?

Keywords

Affective Processes Brain Plasticity Cognitive Neuroscience Dyscalculia Dyslexia Language Learning Learning Principles Learning Problems Metacognition Multimodal Processing Neuroscience Numeracy and Mathematics Learning Social Cognition attention learning

Authors and affiliations

  • Ton de Jong
    • 1
  • Tamara van Gog
    • 2
  • Kathleen Jenks
    • 3
  • Sarah Manlove
    • 4
  • Janet van Hell
    • 3
  • Jelle Jolles
    • 5
  • Jeroen van Merriënboer
    • 6
  • Theo van Leeuwen
    • 1
  • Annemarie Boschloo
    • 5
  1. 1.Faculty of Behavioral SciencesUniversity of TwenteEnschedeNetherlands
  2. 2.Centre for Learning Sciences and TechnologiesOpen University of the NetherlandsHeerlenNetherlands
  3. 3.Behavioural Science InstituteRadboud University NijmegenNijmegenNetherlands
  4. 4.University of TwenteEnschedeNetherlands
  5. 5.Faculty of Psychology and EducationVU University AmsterdamAmsterdamNetherlands
  6. 6.Open University of the NetherlandsHeerlenNetherlands

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