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Constructing a Developmental Trajectory of Educational Neuroscience: Grounded Perspectives from Pioneers

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dc.contributor.advisor Kalbfleisch, Layne Gillmarten, Charles
dc.creator Gillmarten, Charles 2015-07-29T18:41:02Z 2015-07-29T18:41:02Z 2015
dc.description.abstract This study begins with video of the Cognitive Neuroscience and Education: Brain Mechanisms Underlying School Subjects conference held in 1995, hosted at the University of Oregon by Dr. Michael Posner and sponsored by the James S. McDonnell Foundation, that marked a beginning in how to discuss potential contributions from cognitive neuroscience to improve educational practice. It concludes with the modern perspectives and interpretations of some of those speakers. This study attempts to construct a developmental arc of the discipline of educational neuroscience according to these pioneering voices. The intermediate nineteen years involved an almost immeasurable amount of activity within the discipline, both in terms of progress and regression. This study used qualitative, constructivist grounded theory methods to articulate an interpretation of this activity. This study is framed - as the discipline is itself - in the fundamental conceptual, methodological, and practical obstacles that pose a potential hindrance to the efficacy of the field. The ebb and flow of the development of the field contextualize my interpretations of the perspectives from these primary sources. This investigation demonstrated the conference in 1995 to be an attempt by scientists from disparate fields of research to explore the potential for common ground. Further, the optimism present in 1995 continues today among many of the presenters, though their emphasis on caution despite progress is strong as well. Recommendations for continued progress are discussed as they emerged.
dc.format.extent 167 pages
dc.language.iso en
dc.rights Copyright 2015 Charles Gillmarten
dc.subject Education
dc.subject Neurosciences
dc.subject Cognitive psychology
dc.subject cognitive neuroscience
dc.subject educational neuroscience
dc.subject mathematics
dc.subject neuroimaging
dc.subject neuroplasticity
dc.subject reading
dc.title Constructing a Developmental Trajectory of Educational Neuroscience: Grounded Perspectives from Pioneers
dc.type Dissertation en Doctoral en Education en George Mason University en

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