Evolutionary Perspectives on Mind, Brain and Education

  title={Evolutionary Perspectives on Mind, Brain and Education},
  author={Paul A. Howard-Jones},
  journal={Mind, Brain, and Education},
  • P. Howard-Jones
  • Published 1 March 2014
  • Psychology, Education
  • Mind, Brain, and Education
Understanding about human origins informs our understanding of what it means to be human. It is reasonable, therefore, to consider that an evolutionary perspective can provide insight into the nature and processes of human learning and education. This article reviews how ideas about evolution have influenced educational thinking in the past. It then considers how understanding of brain development and function is helping to inspire ''new thinking'' about evolution. The review converges on a… 

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