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This proposal for a platform of education reform needed to prepare students for a 21st-century workplace and society draws on information and ideas from two current areas in neuroscience: brain research (physiology and applications to learning) and systems thinking (mental models). Analyzing the history of education methodology over the past two centuries, this book shows how the 19th-century factory model prevalent in schools today fails to produce the kinds of flexible thinkers and problem solvers needed in the 21st century. A comprehensive tour of the brain and details of the most recent neuroscience findings inform a plan to arm today’s students with an education lacking in traditional classrooms. Also included are dozens of ideas for brain-compatible activities that can be adapted for use in the classroom.
|Publisher:||Chicago Review Press, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.45(d)|
About the Author
Judy Stevens recently retired as the executive director for elementary schools at Spring Branch Independent School District in Houston, Texas. She currently works with teachers and administrators to apply brain research in the classroom. Dee Goldberg is the elementary coordinator for science and technology at Spring Branch Independent School District. They both live in Houston, Texas.