Neuroscience and education: mind the gap

Morris, John and Sah, Pankaj (2016) Neuroscience and education: mind the gap. Australian Journal of Education, 60 2: 146-156. doi:10.1177/0004944116652913

Author Morris, John
Sah, Pankaj
Title Neuroscience and education: mind the gap
Journal name Australian Journal of Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2050-5884
Publication date 2016-08-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0004944116652913
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 60
Issue 2
Start page 146
End page 156
Total pages 11
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Abstract Although significant advances have been made in our understanding of the neural basis of learning and memory over the past hundred years, the translation of these neuroscientific insights into classroom teaching practice has been very limited. In this review, we discuss the historical development of pedagogy, cognitive psychology, and the neuroscience of learning over the past century, and how these separate disciplines are now combining in the new field of educational neuroscience. We examine the successes and promises of this emerging field, but also discuss the considerable practical and conceptual difficulties that face educational neuroscientists who have to be constantly vigilant to "mind the gap."
Keyword Bayesian theory
Cognitive load
Cognitive psychology
Functional neuroimaging
Reinforcement learning
Science of learning
Spacing effect
Testing effect
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Institutional Status UQ

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