Westminster launches treatise on neuroscience and education
22 May 2007
A Commentary written by Dr Paul Howard-Jones of the Graduate School of Education was launched at Westminster earlier this month May by Baroness Greenfield, CBE.
Neuroscience and education: issues and opportunities challenges the ‘neuro-myths’ and ‘folk neuroscience’ that are commonplace in contemporary schools.
The Commentary, the result of a Teaching and Learning Research Programme (ESRC-TLRP) Thematic Seminar Series, was launched at Portcullis House as a group of Peers and MPs met with teachers, policy-makers, educational researchers and neuroscientists to discuss how to ensure that future classroom practice is informed by the best evidence from brain-science research.
TLRP Director, Andrew Pollard, said: ‘This Commentary highlights the need for caution in basing practice on our present state of knowledge – through though the potential is immense. In this cutting-edge field, we need much more interdisciplinary and professional collaboration’.
The Commentary can be downloaded in pdf form from www.tlrp.org/pub/commentaries.html.