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Is brain research useful for educators?

Is brain research useful for educators?

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Brain research is relatively a new resource for teachers. There have been many conferences and books about the brain and education. In the article “Brain Research and Education: Fad or Foundation” Pat Wolfe describes many theories that explain the qualities of the brain. He mentions Plato, Aristotle, Descartes inaccurate theories of the brain and compares their fascinations to educators. It seems obvious why teachers are so interested in brain research because the brain is the muscle used for learning. So much about the brain is still ambiguous. I do believe that the new research is a great tool for teachers. The research will provide a better understanding of our students therefore, better our student’s learning.

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