Understanding the Brain: The Birth of a Learning Science

Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

This book provides new insights about learning by synthesising existing and emerging findings from cognitive and brain science and exploring how this new information might impact teaching, parenting, and educational policy making. It shows what the latest brain imaging techniques and other advances in the neurosciences actually reveal about how the brain develops and operates at different stages in life from birth to old age and how the brain is involved in acquiring skills such as reading and counting. It also presents scientific insights into what happens when the brain malfunctions in conditions such as dyslexia or Alzheimer's disease. 

China Education Daily nominated this book as one of the "100 most influential education books for teachers" on December 15, 2011.

12 Jun 2007 264 pages English Also available in: Spanish, French

https://doi.org/10.1787/9789264029132-en 9789264029132 (PDF)

Author(s): OECD