Educators’ Views on the Role of Neuroscience in Education: Findings From a Study of UK and International Perspectives
Article first published online: 25 OCT 2007
2007 International Mind, Brain, and Education Society and Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
Mind, Brain, and Education
Volume 1, Issue 3, pages 109–113, September 2007
How to Cite
Pickering, S. J. and Howard-Jones, P. (2007), Educators’ Views on the Role of Neuroscience in Education: Findings From a Study of UK and International Perspectives. Mind, Brain, and Education, 1: 109–113. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-228X.2007.00011.x
- Issue published online: 25 OCT 2007
- Article first published online: 25 OCT 2007
ABSTRACT— This report summarizes findings from a study of educators’ views on the role of the brain in education. Responses were sought using questionnaires (n= 189), followed by a smaller number of in-depth interviews (n= 11). Results show a high level of enthusiasm for attempts to interrelate neuroscience and education, although conceptualizations about what this entails differ widely. Findings suggest that communication with practitioners may become a key factor influencing the success of attempts to enrich classroom practice with scientific understanding about the brain and mind.