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1st Edition

Research in Mind, Brain, and Education

ISBN 9781138946729
Published October 5, 2017 by Routledge
260 Pages 23 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Research in Mind, Brain, and Education cuts across and unites areas of Mind, Brain, and Education (MBE) to introduce foundational and emerging topics in the field. With chapters written by leading scholars, this book offers empirical research on specific topics including autism, math, reading, and emotion, as well as conceptual guidance on the role of models and epistemological considerations relevant to MBE. Each chapter seeks to provide a platform for exploring questions, tools, and models central to current work in MBE by emphasizing investigative focus and influences. Designed both as a supplementary text for advanced undergraduate or early graduate training and as an introduction for educators, researchers, and policy makers, Research in Mind, Brain, and Education showcases the collaborative, innovative, and dynamic approach to research that is fundamental to the discipline.

Table of Contents


List of Contributors



Marc S. Schwartz

E. Juliana Paré-Blagoev


Section I: A Conceptual Approach


1. Models and MBE: How they Shape our Thinking about Thinking

Marc S. Schwartz


2. Epistemology and MBE: Educating the Bayesian Brain

Ken Williford


Section II: Creating New Knowledge


3. An Evolving Understanding of Social Emotions from a Mind, Brain, and Education Perspective

Mary Helen Immordino-Yang

Rebecca JM Gotlieb

4. Reading from a Mind, Brain, and Education Perspective

Donna Coch

5. Reading: Insights on a Common Skill from Uncommon Cases

Joanna Christodoulou


Section III: Application


6. A Case Study of Designing an Elementary Math Intervention: Towards a Repeatable Model for Evidence-Based Education

Michael Connell

7. Using a Complex Dynamic Systems Approach to Interaction Research in Education: The Case of Autism Interventions

Henderien W. Steenbeek,

Paul L.C. van Geert

Steffie van der Steen


8. Partnering by Example

Juliana Paré-Blagoev and Julie Booth


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Marc S. Schwartz is Professor of Education and Director of the Southwest Center for Mind, Brain, and Education at the University of Texas at Arlington, USA.

E. Juliana Paré-Blagoev is Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Education at The Johns Hopkins University, USA.


"How do you introduce and take the impulse of an important and complex new area of research and practice? In this pioneering and distinctive volume, leading scholars take readers into the heartland of "Mind, Brain, and Education:"  Sharing their personal research journeys, the authors present theoretical frameworks, key concepts and methods, and empirical findings that encompass the academic curricula, affective experience, and key differences among learners."

--Howard Gardner, Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, USA