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Masters in Educational Practice: Child and adolescent development 0-19

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Neuromyths and education

9.4

Summary

This topic has uncovered some of the persistent myths often attributed to neuroscience. It has explored the relationship between neuromyths and education and encouraged you to reflect on whether you will re-consider the validity of the neuromyths that you have been told.

Additional materials

Critical thinking
Youtube - Critical Thinking

Open-mindedness
Youtube - Open-Mindedness

What are neuromyths?

BrainFacts.org - Neuromyths

Epigenetics

Epigenetics - Supplemental Materials
Epigenome NOE?

References

  • Blakemore, S., & Frith, U. (2005). The learning brain: Lessons for education. Oxford: Blackwell.
  • Calvert, G., Campbell, R., & Brammer, M. (2000). Evidence from functional magnetic resonance imaging of crossmodal binding in the human heteromodal cortex. Curr Biol, 10(11), 649. 
  • Geake, J. G. (2005). The neurological basis of intelligence: A contrast with ‘brain-based’ education. Unpublished manuscript.
  • Geake, J. G., & Dobson, C. S. (2005). A neuro-psychological model of the creative intelligence of gifted children. Gifted and Talented International, 20(1), 4–16. 
  • Howard-Jones, P. A., (2009). Scepticism is not enough. Cortex, 45, 550–551.
  • Pickering, S. J., & Howard-Jones, P. (2007). Educators? views on the role of neuroscience in education: Findings from a study of UK and international perspectives. Mind, Brain, and Education, 1(3), 109–113. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-228X.2007.00011.x
  • Thierry, G., Giraud, A., & Price, C. (2003). Hemispheric dissociation in access to the human semantic system. Neuron, 38(3), 499–506. doi: 10.1016/S0896-6273(03)00199-5

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