EDUC 5110 Mind, Brain, and Education: An Introduction to Educational Neuroscience (3,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students investigate, at an introductory level, the emerging field of educational neuroscience. Theoretical frameworks about brain structures, functions, and brain plasticity are examined. The mind-body connection is presented in order to provide a theoretical and philosophical framework for the course. Prominent philosophical and ethical issues are explored in relation to educational neuroscience and its implications for learning and development. Of prime importance is the critical evaluation of neuroscientific research and its application to educational policy and practice. Students explore commercial products and programs common in educational settings, as well as the future use of computer – brain interfaces.
Prerequisite: Admittance to the Master of Education Program
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