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Title Educational neuroscience / edited by Denis Mareschal, Brian Butterworth, Andy Tolmie
Published Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley Blackwell, 2013


Description 1 online resource
Contents Educational Neuroscience; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Contributors; Preface; Foreword: Imaging the Future; Chapter 1Introduction; The Nature of the Discipline; Three Disciplines: Education, Psychology, Neuroscience; Phase 1. Education and psychology; Phase 2. Psychology and neuroscience; Phase 3. Emergence of educational neuroscience; Issues and Problems in Developing Educational Neuroscience; References; Chapter 2Neuroimaging Methods; Electroencephalography and Event-Related Potentials; Principles of EEG recording and averaging ERPs; Making sense of ERP components
ERPs and developmentStrengths and limitations of the ERP technique with developmental populations; Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS); General principles and applications of NIRS; Studies of development using NIRS; Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI); Background and safety; Basic components of MRI; Basic physics of MRI; How are MR images generated?; Varieties of MR images; The challenges of studying children using MRI; Studies of development using MRI; Other Neuroimaging Techniques; Conclusions; References; Further Reading; Chapter 3Computational Modeling of Learning and Teaching; Introduction
Computational Models of CognitionThe use of models to understand mechanisms of learning; General principles and aims of computational models of learning; Examples of symbolic and subsymbolic cognitive models: ACT-R and artificial neural networks; An example of cognitive modeling in educational neuroscience: individual differences in language development; The broader perspective: neuroconstructivism and education; The future of cognitive modeling in education; Computers as Teaching Systems; Educational models of teaching and learning
Computational modeling of teaching and learning: intelligent tutoring systemsComputational modeling: adaptive microworlds; The computational modeling of pedagogy; An example of an adaptive microworld; Contrasting perspectives on "feedback"; Conclusion; Acknowledgements; References; Further Reading; Chapter 4Genetics for Education; Genetics for Education: What is in the Toolkit?; Quantitative Genetics for Education; Estimating the relative contributions of genes and environments to variation in educationally relevant traits; Etiology of sex differences
The contribution of the teacher and the classroom to individual variationConceptualizing learning disability; Etiology of the links across abilities and ages; Understanding of the role of the environment; Molecular Genetics for Education; The QTL perspective; Genome-wide association studies (GWAS); Cross-Cultural Behavioral Genetic Research; Conclusion; Acknowledgements; References; Further Reading; Chapter 5Research Methods in Educational Psychology; Different Types of Approach to Educational Research; Deciding What to Measure; Behavioral measures; Report measures
Summary Educational Neuroscience presents a series of readings from educators, psychologists, and neuroscientists that explore the latest findings in developmental cognitive neurosciences and their potential applications to education. Represents a new research area with direct relevance to current educational practices and policy makingFeatures individual chapters written collaboratively by educationalist, psychologists, and neuroscientists to ensure maximum clarity and relevance to a broad range of readersEdited by a trio of leading academics with extensive experience in the field
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Educational psychology -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Learning -- Physiological aspects -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Cognitive neuroscience -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Neurosciences -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
EDUCATION -- Essays.
EDUCATION -- Organizations & Institutions.
EDUCATION -- Reference.
Cognitive neuroscience.
Educational psychology.
Learning -- Physiological aspects.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
Author Mareschal, Denis, editor
Butterworth, Brian, editor
Tolmie, Andrew, editor
LC no. 2013028395
ISBN 9781118315040