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Understanding the Brain: Implications for Education

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Bryn Mawr College Center for Science in Society: Learning To Put Theory Into Practice

Bryn Mawr Alumnae Club of New Hampshire/Vermont
15 November 2003


The student (and teacher and ...) as brain

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)

Education as applied neurobiology

http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/bb/brainpsychoanal.html
http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/bb
http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/local/suminst/bbi03)

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


"Science" as story-telling and revising, common to all
Education as story telling and revising

(http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/sci_cult/imsa/imsatalk.html
http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/sci_cult/bridges/3dstory.html
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/neuro03
http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/local/suminst/bbi03b)
http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/bb/reflections/upa/)

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


Evidence for the creative, bipartite brain

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


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

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

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

Thinking About Education in Terms of the Brain

http://serendip.brynmawr.edu

The Center of Science in Society

Trying to optimize educational/intellectual environments for all (including faculty)

Theorizing Interdisciplinarity




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