Summarizing research from theorists such as Robert J. Marzano and Daniel Goleman, this revised volume helps educators understand and utilize brain research to build high-achievement classrooms.

Cognitive Science: The Brain is on My Mind

Cognitive science: The brain is on my mind

Brain Science and Cognitive Science

The complement to brain science for educators is cognitive science. When the two come together, they provide a comprehensive frame for the teaching and learning process. This chapter unpacks the cognitive science component of the teaching and learning equation and discusses a number of elements that help explain and elaborate on the brain/mind connection.

Nature versus Nurture (Heredity versus Environment)

Perhaps the most obvious bridge between brain science and cognitive science is epitomized in the ongoing controversy about the role of heredity versus the role of environment—the nature-versus-nurture dilemma—that is always on the horizon. Evidence abounds (Diamond, 1988) that the role of environment is probably much more critical ...

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