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Educational neuroscience oversold

Educational neuroscience oversold

Funding for educational neuroscience projects is booming, but the results will do little to improve children’s learning, a leading academic has warned.  Dorothy Bishop, a professor from the University of Oxford, is concerned that millions of pounds are being spent on research, despite there being a “massive disconnect” between studies and classroom teaching.  “A lot of the research being done is good basic science but is not very useful for the field of education,” she told TES. “People want to do studies with things like brain imaging and so on for perfectly good reasons.  But then they start saying, ‘Oh, well, this is going to be terribly useful in education’, and I think it is quite hard to make that case.”

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