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Why The Brain Matters : A Teacher Explores Neuroscience - Jon Tibke

Why The Brain Matters

A Teacher Explores Neuroscience

By: Jon Tibke
eBook Published: 4th February 2019
ISBN: 9781526479075
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Educational neuroscience is one of the most hotly debated areas of research and is often misrepresented with grand claims for what it means for teaching and learning. Is each side of the brain responsible for different types of mental activity? Can listening to Mozart improve long-term brain function? Can neuroscience help with reading, or student motivation? In this book, teacher, education consultant and researcher Jon Tibke fact-checks prevailing 'neuromyths' by shining a light on what scientific research is truly relevant for the classroom and exploring the current limits of our understanding. Evidence-informed and complemented by thought-provoking practical tasks, this book will challenge readers to think critically about the human body's most complex organ.

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'At a time when teachers are being encouraged to seek simple answers from out-of-date cognitive psychology, or encouraged to jump on the latest bandwagon by an ever-growing number of snake-oil salespeople, it is deeply refreshing to read a book that takes a critical but positive stance on the relationship between neuroscience and education. Jon Tibke’s book offers just such a well-informed and accessibly-written account of what we know, what we don’t know, and what it all means for teachers.

From imaging to neuroplasticity to smart drugs to memory to genetics, Jon Tibke offers concise discussions of key issues in neuroscience that are relevant – and of interest – to teachers as well as debunking pervasive neuro-myths. The glossaries at the end of each chapter are themselves extremely useful.

The book also make a great contribution to teachers’ research literacy and would make a valuable contribution to professional development libraries.'



Chapter 1: Why do you need to know anything about the brain?
Chapter 2: What should you know about the brain?
Chapter 3: What your pupils should know about their brains
Chapter 4: The neuromyths
Chapter 5: How to keep up with reliable and accurate information
Chapter 6: The brain and the pre-school, primary and secondary school years
Chapter 7: How can schools become involved in and influence research?
Chapter 8: Famous brains in education: Temple Grandin and Barbara Arrowsmith-Young
Chapter 9: Skills, learning needs and the brain
Chapter 10: What lies ahead?

ISBN: 9781526479075
ISBN-10: 1526479079
Series: Corwin Ltd
Audience: Professional
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 4th February 2019
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Edition Number: 1

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