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[Xmca-l] Re: FW: New Book on Brain-Friendly Assessments is Here!



Helen,
This doesn't quite speak to your question of educational neuroscience, but
I find this to be an interesting take on brains and contexts:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Encultured-Brain-Introduction-Neuroanthropology/dp/0262017784

The authors of The Encultured Brain, Greg Downey and Daniel Lende, were
both trained as anthropologists and thus, compared to your average
neuroscientist, they have a little better grasp of the importance of
context. At the same time, as compared with your average anthropologist,
they appreciate the importance of understanding the biological brain.

-greg

On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 5:31 AM, Helen Harper <helen.harper@bigpond.com>
wrote:

> Thank you very much for this article Mike. You bring such clarity to this
> historical perspective. I laughed when I clicked on the youtube link!
> (thinking it was going to be some neuroscience thing).
>
> Your discussion of Bereiter and Engelmann is especially useful and timely
> for me to ponder, given that the Australian government is in the process of
> spending millions getting remote schools to do Direct Instruction (or some
> form of it anyway).
>
> i was also wondering, still on the 'brain-friendly' topic, if anyone has
> any writing specifically about 'brain-based learning' - and whether any of
> those 'brain-based' people ever have anything to say about learning in a
> social context? I want to know, does 'brain-based learning' represent an
> ideology in which learning is constructed as something that takes place
> entirely inside the brain of the individual, or have I missed something?
>
> Helen
>
>
> > On 17 Mar 2015, at 6:15 am, mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu> wrote:
> >
> > Some relevant material here, Helen. Peter probably has a bunch more.
> >
> > I am afraid that back to the future is the way things are going. Very
> nice
> > when you like that past as your future, not so nice when you don't......
> > makes it seems like you want to ask, a la Pete Seeger and "where have all
> > the flowers gone," "when will they ever learn."
> >
> > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1y2SIIeqy34
> >
> > mike
> >
> > On Mon, Mar 16, 2015 at 5:26 AM, Helen Harper <helen.harper@bigpond.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Speaking of which, can anyone point me to any recent sociocultural or
> >> cultural-historical-informed critiques of the current culture-free
> trends
> >> in educational neuroscience? I would be much obliged.
> >>
> >> Helen
> >>
> >>
> >>> On 16 Mar 2015, at 9:39 pm, Andy Blunden <ablunden@mira.net> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> I think I'll send my brain along to one of these sessions!
> >>> Andy
> >>>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >>> *Andy Blunden*
> >>> http://home.pacific.net.au/~andy/
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Peter Smagorinsky wrote:
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> >>>>
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> >>>> Sent: Monday, March 16, 2015 6:54 AM
> >>>> To: Peter Smagorinsky
> >>>> Subject: New Book on Brain-Friendly Assessments is Here!
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
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