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Understanding the Brain: Implications for Education
Paul Grobstein
Counseling Association of Greater Philadelphia
19 December 2002


The student (and teacher and counselor and ....) as brain
Education as applied neurobiology

(http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/bb/brainpsychoanal.html
http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/bb
http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/local/suminst/bbi02)

The Brain - is wider than the Sky -
For - put them side by side -
The one the other will contain
With ease - and You - beside-
.......... Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

Science as "getting it less wrong" ... and common to all

(http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/sci_cult/truth.html
http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/~pgrobste/pragmatism.html
http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/biology/b103/f01/science.html
http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/local/suminst/eei01/pginquiry/)


The brain: from a "reflex machine" to a semi-autonomous, evolving, creative agent

(http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/bb/neuro/neuro02
http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/local/suminst/bbi02)
http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/bb/reflections/upa/

Part of a new perspective: the inside/outside loop (http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/sci_edu/brainedparallels.html)


Evidence for the creative, bipartite brain

The inside loop (conscious/unconscious, I-function/tacit, metaphorical/metonymic)

(http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/bb/blindspot1.html)


(http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/bb/freewill1.html)

http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/~pgrobste/artscience/
http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/bb/ambigfig

The Upshot

(http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/sci_cult/csem/f01/CsemTalk.html
http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/bb/reflections/upa/UPApaper.html)

Implications for education