Neuroscience and education: from research to practice?

  title={Neuroscience and education: from research to practice?},
  author={Usha Goswami},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
  • U. Goswami
  • Published 1 May 2006
  • Education
  • Nature Reviews Neuroscience
Cognitive neuroscience is making rapid strides in areas highly relevant to education. However, there is a gulf between current science and direct classroom applications. Most scientists would argue that filling the gulf is premature. Nevertheless, at present, teachers are at the receiving end of numerous 'brain-based learning' packages. Some of these contain alarming amounts of misinformation, yet such packages are being used in many schools. What, if anything, can neuroscientists do to help… 

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