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Yano, Kazuo – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2013
There is a missing link between our understanding of teaching as high-level social phenomenon and teaching as a physiological phenomenon of brain activity. We suggest that the science of human interaction is the missing link. Using over one-million days of human-behavior data, we have discovered that "collective activenes" (CA), which indicates…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology
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Goldin, Andrea Paula; Calero, Cecilia Ines; Pena, Marcela; Ribeiro, Sidarta; Sigman, Mariano – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2013
In March 2012, 30 faculty and 49 students from all over the world met in El Calafate, Argentina, during two intense weeks. It was the second Latin American School for Education, Cognitive, and Neural Sciences (LASchool), sponsored by the James S. McDonnell Foundation. The LA School seeks to critically examine research findings potentially relevant…
Descriptors: Neurosciences, Play, Young Children, Preschool Education
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Liu, Ruey-Ying – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2012
Taiwan is a multicultural and multilingual society. Generally speaking, Taiwanese residents fall into one of four ethnic groups. Each ethnic group has a different cultural context and a preferred language. Therefore, one's use of language may reveal his/her identification with an ethnic group, and language policy implementation may imply the power…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Language Planning, Nationalism, Multilingualism
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Urrea, Claudia; Bender, Walter – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2012
Almost two million children in more than 40 countries around the world have received a One Laptop per Child (OLPC) XO netbook computer. These netbooks represent the commitment of politicians, community leaders, and educators to implement disruptive, large-scale education reform initiatives that will advance their countries into the 21st century…
Descriptors: Laptop Computers, Educational Change, Program Descriptions, Developing Nations
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Hille, Katrin – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2011
Bringing research into educational practice is necessary but does not happen automatically. The Transfercenter for Neuroscience and Learning, at the University of Ulm in Germany, is set up to transfer (neuro)scientific knowledge into educational practice. In doing so we have learned why this does not happen automatically, and have tried to make…
Descriptors: Medical Research, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries, Neurology
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Golombek, Diego A.; Cardinali, Daniel P. – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2008
Circadian rhythms, in particular the sleep-wake cycle, modulate most, if not all, aspects of physiology and behavior. Their impact on education has recently begun to be understood, including a clear positive relationship between sleep and learning. In fact, sleep deprivation, common to adolescents throughout the world, has a deep effect on…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Academic Achievement, Quality of Life, Sleep