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Neuroscience and Education

A Philosophical Appraisal, 1st Edition

Edited by Clarence W. Joldersma


216 pages

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This volume makes a philosophical contribution to the application of neuroscience in education. It frames neuroscience research in novel ways around educational conceptualizing and practices, while also taking a critical look at conceptual problems in neuroeducation and at the economic reasons driving the mind-brain education movement. It offers alternative approaches for situating neuroscience in educational research and practice, including non-reductionist models drawing from Dewey and phenomenological philosophers such as Martin Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty.

The volume gathers together an international bevy of leading philosophers of education who are in a unique position to contribute conceptually rich and theoretically framed insight on these new developments. The essays form an emerging dialogue to be used within philosophy of education as well as neuroeducation, educational psychology, teacher education and curriculum studies.

Table of Contents

Forward Nel Noddings Preface 1. What Can Philosophers of Education Contribute to the Conversations that Connect Education and Neuroscience? Clarence W. Joldersma Part I: A Critique of Neuroscience in Educational Research and Practice 2. Out of our Minds: Hacker and Heidegger Contra Neuroscience Emma Williams and Paul Standish 3. The Attraction and Rhetoric of Neuroscience for Education and Educational Research Paul Smeyers 4. Two Cases in Neuroeducational Knowledge Transfer: Behavioral Ethics and Responsive Parenting Bruce Maxwell and Eric Racine 5. Neuroscience, Neuropragmatism, and Commercialism Deron Boyles 6. Neoliberalism and the Neuronal Self: A Critical Perspective on Neuroscience’s Application to Education Clarence W. Joldersma PartII: Thinking Philosophically with Neuroscience about Education7. Cultivating Moral Values in an Age of Neuroscience Derek Sankey and Minkang Kim8. Naturalizing Aesthetics: Moderate Formalism and Global Education Pradeep Dhillon 9. Exploding Brains: Beyond the Spontaneous Philosophy of Brain-Based Learning Tyson Lewis 10. Beyond a Representational Model of Mind in Educational Neuroscience: Bodily Subjectivity and Dynamic Cognition Clarence W. Joldersma 11. Enactive Hermeneutics and Natural Pedagogy Shaun Gallagher 12. Some Problems with the Neuroscience Research Program Nicholas Burbules

About the Editor

Clarence W. Joldersma is Professor of Education at Calvin College, USA.

About the Series

Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Educational Psychology
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects
PSYCHOLOGY / Neuropsychology