Student Brains, School Issues: A Collection of Articles is packed with information on how the brain learns, the nature of intelligence, and the vital role that emerging techlogy plays in how students process information. We are in the midst of the two most significant revolutions in the history of education: brain research and computer techlogy. Learn what researchers are discovering about the biological aspects of learning and how this, along with growing techlogy, is changing the nature of the classroom. This resource, which helps you to understand and incorporate computer techlogy and the findings from brain research in teaching and learning, focuses on four significant areas: The nature of the cognitive science revolution The importance of emotion in cognition The biological substrate of intelligence The relationship between brains and computers in computational thought processes Take advantage of this wealth of information on brain research. It will help you to make the commitment and to take the challenge to become a leader in the transformation of our schools and our profession.
Robert Sylwester is an Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Oregon who focuses on the educational implications of new developments in science and technology. He has written 20 books and curricular programs and 200+ journal articles. His most recent books are The Adolescent Brain: Reaching for Autonomy (2007, Corwin Press) and How to Explain a Brain: An Educator's Handbook of Brain Terms and Cognitive Processes (2005, Corwin Press). He received two Distinguished Achievement Awards from The Education Press Association of America for his syntheses of cognitive science research, published in Educational Leadership. He has made 1600+ conference and staff development presentations on educationally significant developments in brain/stress theory and research. Sylwester wrote a monthly column for the Internet journal, Brain Connection, throughout its 2000-2009 existence, and is now a regular contributor to the Information Age Education Newsletter (http://i-a-e.org/).