Dana Foundation and Johns Hopkins Release Neuroeducation Book


November 19, 2009

NEWS RELEASE

Contact:
Johanna Goldberg
(212) 223-4040
jgoldberg@dana.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

DANA FOUNDATION AND JOHNS HOPKINS RELEASE NEUROEDUCATION BOOK

New York, November 19, 2009 – Today, the Dana Foundation released Neuroeducation: Learning, Arts, and the Brain, its newest free education resource. The book, the culmination of a summit sponsored by The Johns Hopkins University School of Education’s Neuro-Education Initiative, focuses on the convergence of neuroscientific research and teaching and learning, with an emphasis on the arts.

The book begins with an introduction by the late Dana Chairman William Safire. “A circuit has been forming over the past two decades, relatively unremarked, between cognitive neuroscience—the science of learning—and the practitioners of education,” wrote Safire. “What was needed to close the knowledge circuit—to give a jolt of energy to the trend toward neuroeducation—was a field of experimentation familiar and accessible to both disciplines, one that would dispel a sometimes inbuilt mutual wariness.”

In Neuroeducation: Learning, Arts, and the Brain, education and brain experts discuss their experiences, challenges, and potential next steps to allow for the crossover from classroom to lab and lab to classroom. The concerns and hopes of those working in the field are presented in a summary of the roundtable discussions that served as the centerpiece of the summit.

The book is available online. To request a free hard copy, e-mail jgoldberg@dana.org. Please include your institutional and mailing information.

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