560 pages | 15 B/W Illus.
The field of educational neuroscience uses new insights about the neural mechanisms of learning to improve educational practices and outcomes. The first volume to bring together the latest knowledge on the development of educational neuroscience from a life-span perspective, this important textoffers state of the art, authoritative research findings in educational neuroscience before providing evidence-based recommendations for classroom practice.
Thomas, Mareschal, Dumontheil and the team of expert international contributors thoroughly explore four main themes throughout the book. The first focus is on individual differences, or what makes children perform better or worse in the classroom. The second is to consider this question at different stages in development, from early years into adulthood. The third part of the book covers cognitive enhancement, summarising research that has investigated activities that might give general benefits to cognition. Finally, contributors consider the translation of research findings into classroom practices, discussing broader ethical issues raised by educational neuroscience, and what teachers need to know about neuroscience to enhance their day-to-day practice. Specific topics explored include neuropsychological perspectives on socioeconomic disparities in educational achievement, reading difficulties, phonological skills, executive function and emotional development.
Educational Neuroscience is essential reading for researchers and graduate students of educational psychology, developmental science, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, especially those specializing in emotion regulation.
Development and variation: Nature vs. Nature
Discipline-specific abilities: literacy, numeracy, and science
Discipline-general abilities: executive functions, social and affective development
Leading methods for cognitive enhancement
Into the classroom
Frontiers of Developmental Science is a series of edited volumes that aims to deliver inclusive developmental perspectives on substantive areas in psychology. Interdisciplinary and life-span oriented in its objectives and coverage, the series underscores the dynamic and exciting status of contemporary developmental science. The goal of Frontiers of Developmental Science is to bring together within each volume many of the leading scientists on fundamental aspects of human development. In each volume, authors and editors strive to integrate distinct theoretical and methodological perspectives, and to offer critical information for future directions in scholarship and practice. Alongside a traditional table of contents, each volume also features a cross-cutting themes chart that shows which chapters align with specific cross-cutting themes pertinent to the field of developmental science. Current and forthcoming volumes span social cognition to executive function, genetic and epigenetic processes, motor development, emotion regulation, and educational neuroscience.