25th APS Annual Convention: Mark Your Calendar (Washington, DC, USA - May 23-26, 2013)

Society for the Teaching of Psychology

How Neuroscience Will Contribute to Teaching Practice

Saturday, May 25, 2013, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Coolidge

Daniel Willingham

Daniel Willingham
University of Virginia

Knowledge of how the brain learns should lead to improved teaching. However, data from neuroscience – such as the location of brain activation – are incompatible with behavioral theories. Daniel Willingham, author of “Why Don’t Students Like School?,” will argue that efforts to leverage brain science to improve education often come up empty. He will also describe ways that neuroscientific data can be applied to behavioral theories, along with examples relevant to education.

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