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Re: [xmca] Educational neuroscience

Dear Andy and all, I found Kurt Fisher, he is at Harvard, Mind, Brain and

He is described as:


Fischer's theory differs from the other neo-Piagetian theories in a number
of respects. One of them is in the way it explains cognitive change.
Specifically, although Fischer does not deny the operation of information
processing constrains on development, he emphasizes on the environmental
and social rather than individual factors as causes of development. To
explain developmental change he borrowed two classic notions from Lev
is, internalization and the zone of proximal development.

I am rather interested in the application of the new findings in the field
of educational neuroscience into the theory and practice of education.


2013/7/23 Andy Blunden <ablunden@mira.net>

> Ulvi, best of luck in your search, and maybe someone on this list can
> help. But don't get your hopes up.
> Lawrence Barsalou is a very sophisticated writer on neuroscience, but in:
> Barsalou, L. W. (1992) “Cognitive Psychology. An Overview for Cognitive
> Scientists,” Hillsdale NJ: Lawrence Earlbaum.
> where he has a chapter on education, he characterises education as:
> “teachers provide information that students incorporate into existing
> knowledge” - in other words, not only does he use "folk psychology" in his
> grasp of the subtlties of education, but he seems to be unaware that this
> antiquated "theory" of teaching and learning has been subject to any
> critique over the past 100 years. A classic illustration of the problem
> that Greg has been raising.
> Andy
> Ulvi İçil wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> I would like to know some outstanding scholar names in the field of
>> educational neuroscience, working in the line of sociocultural theory.
>> Thanks.
>> Ulvi
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