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



Thanks very much Greg. This looks like a very interesting book

regards,
Helen

> On 18 Mar 2015, at 3:58 am, Greg Thompson <greg.a.thompson@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 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:
>>>>>> The latest in culture-free educational solutions…..p
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