Programming the Brain: Educational Neuroscience Perspective: Pedagogical Practices and Study Skills for Enhanced Learning and Metacognition (2nd Edition)

October 31, 2020
Programming the Brain: Educational Neuroscience Perspective: Pedagogical Practices and Study Skills for Enhanced Learning and Metacognition (2nd Edition)

This book delves into the broader topic of educationaltransformation required at all levels of education at a time worldis facing unprecedented challenges amidst COVID19 tragedy.The premise of such an educational transformation agenda shouldbe focused on individual learner transformation or whole persondevelopment.For decades, if not for centuries, we neglected the muchimportant social and emotional domains of learning and developmentby narrowly focusing only on the cognitive domain.Put differently, we assumed that learning is an external entitythat learners have to fill up rather than a means of formingembodied knowledge authentically by essentially looking inward atone’s own “self” and its relationship to the external world.In this pursuit of lifelong learning and development for anindividual, we highlight the important enablers of developingself-awareness, mindfulness and emotional intelligence.Following the emerging neuroscientific notions ofneuroplasticity and epigenetics, we shed aside the linear models oflearning that are prevalent in favours of putting learners in thedriving seat to self-author their journeys as much as we can.Such learning and development processes suggested in this bookpromise the development of individuals of enhanced criticalthinking, creativity, empathy and compassion to serve this planetbetter, for the greater good.