Abstract/Details

The scientifically substantiated art of teaching: A study in the development of standards in the new academic field of neuroeducation (mind, brain, and education science)

Tokuhama-Espinosa, Tracey Noel.   Capella University ProQuest Dissertations Publishing,  2008. 3310716.

Abstract (summary)

Concepts from neuroeducation, commonly referred in the popular press as "brain-based learning," have been applied indiscreetly and inconsistently to classroom teaching practices for many years. While standards exist in neurology, psychology and pedagogy, there are no agreed upon standards in their intersection, neuroeducation, and a formal bridge linking the fields is missing. This study used grounded theory development to determine the parameters of the emerging neuroeducational field based on a meta-analysis of the literature over the past 30 years, which included over 2,200 documents. This research results in a new model for neuroeducation. The design of the new model was followed by a Delphi survey of 20 international experts from six different countries that further refined the model contents over several months of reflection. Finally, the revised model was compared to existing information sources, including popular press, peer review journals, academic publications, teacher training textbooks and the Internet, to determine to what extent standards in neuroeducation are met in the current literature.

This study determined that standards in the emerging field, now labeled Mind, Brain, and Education: The Science of Teaching and Learning after the Delphi rounds, are the union of standards in the parent fields of neuroscience, psychology, and education. Additionally, the Delphi expert panel agreed upon the goals of the new discipline, its history, the thought leaders, and a model for judging quality information. The study culminated in a new model of the academic discipline of Mind, Brain, and Education science, which explains the tenets, principles and instructional guidelines supported by the meta-analysis of the literature and the Delphi response.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Teacher education;
Science education;
Curricula;
Teaching;
Meta-analysis;
Academic achievement;
Curriculum development
Classification
0530: Teacher education
0714: Science education
0727: Curriculum development
Identifier / keyword
Education; Brain-based education; Brain-based learning; Educational neuropsychology; Educational neuroscience; Mind, brain, and education; Mind, brain, and education science; Neuroeducation; Standards
Title
The scientifically substantiated art of teaching: A study in the development of standards in the new academic field of neuroeducation (mind, brain, and education science)
Author
Tokuhama-Espinosa, Tracey Noel
Number of pages
624
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
1351
Source
DAI-A 69/05, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
978-0-549-58909-9
Advisor
Kays, Elena
Committee member
Francis, Bruce; Hanfelt, Pamela; Wolfe, Patricia
University/institution
Capella University
Department
School of Education
University location
United States -- Minnesota
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertation or Thesis
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3310716
ProQuest document ID
250881375
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
https://www.proquest.com/docview/250881375