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From Brain to Mind: Using Neuroscience to Guide Change in Education Paperback – May 18, 2011
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In short, From Brain to Mind is an engrossing book that is as entertaining as it is educational." (Erin E. Gonzales, College of Education, University of North Texas The Review of Higher Education)
"Zull takes the reader on a journey from understanding the brain as a biological organ (a collection of cells, neurons, and chemicals) to understanding the brain as a complex, thinking, human mind that experiences emotions, makes decisions, and learns...I highly recommend Zull's book to learning center staff, it could also make a great professional development activity for staff." (The Learning Assistance Review)
"From Brain to Mind challenges educators to see what children learn from the perspective of neuroscience, and to see what this perspective provides educators... The metacognition Zull advocates should lead the reader to work through the chapters and come up with ideas about or approaches to education. Summing Up: Recommended." (Choice)
"To better teach the mind, one should understand the brain. From Brain to Mind: Using Neuroscience to Guide Change in Education discusses a more scientific approach to education from James E. Zull as he discusses how the brain receives information and how to better understand cognitive development of mind as an educator. Stating that developing learning skills are more important than ever in today's world that you may see multiple jobs throughout, From Brain to Mind is an excellent pick for anyone who wants to understand a more a scientific approach to education." (Midwest Book Review - Education Shelf)
"From Brain to Mind: Using Neuroscience to Guide Change in Education provides a powerful survey of how we learn, offering lay educators an introduction to what neuroscience can tell us about cognitive development and its links to teaching strategies. From how a brain becomes a mind through experience and how the education process can support that connection, chapters discuss leapfrogging patterns, the biology of motivation, education and memory formation, and much more. Any educator's library should include this." (California Book Watch)
"My congratulations to James Zull for the way he connects neuroscience and education, and offers valuable insights on how we can be more intentional in improving the opportunities and conditions for learning in and out of the classroom. This book is articulate, and convincing, and strikes an excellent balance between a substantive explication of brain science and an engaging and conversational style." (Elkhonon Goldber, Clinical Professor of Neurology at the NYU School of Medicine, author of The New Executive Brain)
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Education needs to change! The educational designs and their curricula need to address the whole person, not just the content some elite group in society deems important. We also need to take the experience of the person, no matter the age, into account. Zull discusses the human brain and its workings while giving practical suggestions of ways educators can help all participants in education to use their whole brain in learning. He calls this, "Going from brain to mind." He is an engaging author and speaker who has taught about the mind as Professor of Biology at Case Western Reserve University for many years. His ideas, if adopted, would revolutionize education and help children and adults to gain a love for education and a desire for more. Buy this book now and join the winds of change in education!
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I like the book, I am reading it with a book club and it has a lot of information that is very usefulPublished 17 months ago by sandra Young
Some of this is not supported by scientific research. Zull has made up his own way of things to support his money making "problem based ;learning seminars". Read morePublished on February 3, 2014 by Robin Terrace
This was a good read. It was required for an education program. It gets very technical about neuroscience and what goes on biologically in the brain.Published on August 28, 2013 by RainbowSeller
As a professor and mental health counselor, I wish every teacher would read this scientifically-based accessible book. I learned so much.Published on January 10, 2013 by eclectic reader