Wednesday, April 18, 2012

New York City School Seeks To Apply Cognitive Neuroscience To Classrooms

The New York Times (4/14, MB1, Anderson, Subscription Publication) reports on the Blue School in Manhattan, "a kind of national laboratory for integrating cognitive neuroscience and cutting-edge educational theory into curriculum, professional development and school design." The Times notes that "strategies for regulating emotions are getting more emphasis in progressive schools across the country," but experts say they don't yet know if applying brain science "will lead to improved academic outcomes." Furthermore, some researchers "prefer a more traditional approach to pedagogy."

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