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Rodriguez, Vanessa – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2013
The teaching brain is a new concept that mirrors the complex, dynamic, and context-dependent nature of the learning brain. In this article, I use the structure of the human nervous system and its sensing, processing, and responding components as a framework for a re-conceptualized teaching system. This teaching system is capable of responses on an…
Descriptors: Neuropsychology, Teaching Methods, Learning Experience, Teaching Experience
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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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Rodriguez, Vanessa – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2013
The teaching brain is a dynamic system that is in constant interaction with the learning brain. If we fail to explore the teaching brain we will continue to design educational reform policies that ignore the most important lens in the classroom: the teachers'. Master teachers recognize their perspective and leverage their teaching brains to embody…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Change Strategies, Teacher Improvement, Systems Approach
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Arndt, Petra A. – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2012
The design of learning spaces is rightly gaining more and more pedagogical attention, as they influence the learning climate and learning results in multiple ways. General structural characteristics influence the willingness to learn through emotional well-being and a sense of security. Specific structural characteristics influence cognitive…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Child Development, Cognitive Processes, Interaction
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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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Magsamen, Susan H.; Battro, Antonio M. – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2011
Understanding how the arts can enhance learning has long been discussed and debated among educators, students, parents, artists, art historians, and philosophers. Many anecdotal examples reference the value and benefits of the arts in a range of fields and learning domains. Emerging methodologies in the brain sciences have added new perspectives…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Cognitive Science, Learning Processes, Psychoeducational Methods
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Umewaka, Soraya – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2011
Many education systems have a tendency to be limiting and rigid. These systems teach children to value facts over knowledge and routine and repetition over playfulness and curiosity to seek knowledge. How can we unleash our children's imagination and permit them to use play and other creative tools as a means of learning? This article proposes new…
Descriptors: Imagination, Play, Creative Activities, Learning Strategies
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Magsamen, Susan H. – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2011
Family engagement, in many forms, has been shown to be an essential component to successful learning for children. A child's first exposure to the arts is often through family rituals and traditions. New research suggests these activities can form the basis for personal exploration and skill development and reinforce in-school learning. Because…
Descriptors: Museums, Skill Development, Art Activities, Art
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Christodoulou, Joanna A.; Daley, Samantha G.; Katzir, Tami – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2009
The theme of Usable Knowledge in Mind, Brain, and Education will be a special section that will appear regularly in the journal. The section will focus on the synergistic connections between biology, cognitive science, and human development on the one hand and educational thought, policy, and practice on the other. Efforts to create usable…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Practices, Brain, Cognitive Psychology
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Fischer, Kurt W. – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2009
The primary goal of the emerging field of Mind, Brain, and Education is to join biology, cognitive science, development, and education in order to create a sound grounding of education in research. The growing, worldwide movement needs to avoid the myths and distortions of popular conceptions of brain and genetics and build on the best integration…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Genetics, Biology, Brain
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Schwartz, Marc – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2009
This article explores the unique and personal experience of learning within a broader framework of development called skill theory. The framework offers a perspective for recognizing within a diversity of experiences a stable order of increasing complexity in skills that individuals display as they execute or demonstrate changes in their…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Cognitive Development, Developmental Stages, Skill Development
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van Geert, Paul; Steenbeek, Henderien – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2008
Immordino-Yang's description of the unexpected recovery of 2 boys with severe brain trauma is an example of the interplay between the plasticity of the brain and the plasticity of the context. It highlights the dynamics of "wants and cans" and the specific role of motivation in this dynamic. As an example of how this dynamic can evolve in…
Descriptors: Psychopathology, Adolescents, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction
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Dawson, Theo L.; Stein, Zachary – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2008
We begin this article by situating a methodology called "developmental maieutics" in the emerging field of mind, brain, and education. Then, we describe aspects of a project in which we collaborated with a group of physical science teachers to design developmentally informed activities and assessments for a unit on energy. Pen-and-paper…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Scoring Rubrics, Physical Sciences, Energy
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Sodian, Beate; Frith, Uta – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2008
The cognitive control of behavior is critical for success in school. The emergence of self-control in development has been linked to the ability to represent one's own and others' mental states (theory of mind and metacognition). Despite rapid progress in exploring the neural correlates of both mind reading and executive function in recent years,…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Cognitive Development, Self Control, Academic Achievement
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Marcovitch, Stuart; Jacques, Sophie; Boseovski, Janet J.; Zelazo, Philip David – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2008
In this article, we suggest that self-reflection and self-control--studied under the rubric of "executive function" (EF)--have the potential to transform the way in which learning occurs, allowing for the relatively rapid emergence of new behaviors. We describe 2 lines of research that indicate that reflecting on a task and its affordances helps…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Recognition (Psychology), Item Analysis, Metacognition