Brain Science in the Classroom

Teachers can take cues from brain research to boost student learning, writes Benedict Carey of The New York Times.

Cognitive Science And Learning Technique Research Orients Toward Classroom.

Benedict Carey, a science reporter at the New York Times, writes in Education Week (11/5) on an increasing focus to incorporate cognitive psychology into classrooms, with exclusive focus from the US Department of Education on rigorous testing of translatable learning tactics. The piece references “a host of innovative” trials underway public middle schools and the benefits of practices such as subgoaling and interleaving. Learning techniques are framed within evolutionary origins with a recognition of the field’s limited but improving understanding.


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