What Teachers Need To Know About The Science Of Learning–And What They Don’t

Interesting article from Forbes.

There are two basic categories of learning science: cognitive neuroscience and cognitive psychology.

Some efforts—particularly the Zuckerberg initiative—focus on neuroscience rather than psychology, while others mingle the two. That’s a problem, because—whatever its larger value—neuroscience is distinctly less useful to teachers.

What’s the difference? Neuroscience focuses on the brain’s structure and the regions that are activated when people engage in various tasks. Psychology, on the other hand, focuses on the mind and behavior. The distinction may sound academic, but it’s not.

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