Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Disrupting Class and Exploring the Interface IV

I just attended an informative conference yesterday at Dartmouth College called Exploring the Interface IV, which centered on Neuroscience and Education. I couldn't help but think of Disrupting Class as one of the presenters told us about the importance of a school curricula that is designed to access both hemispheres of the brain. Similarly, the authors of Disrupting Class call for educators to "move away from the monolithic instruction" and instead to implement "student-centric" approaches.

I am really enjoying the book and as I read and process it I will thinking about what I learned yesterday about neuroscience and education.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a really interesting conference. Bringing the research and thinking from these sorts of conferences and from the sorts of resaerch that is being done here into the actual educating of our children is vital. I think these sorts of things are exactly what we had in mind when we wrote Disrupting Class.