SEDL's Leida Tolentino Interviewed on Influence of Neuroscience on Education Practices

Thinking Machines
The Beginner – July 31

Researchers are learning more about how neuroscience and cognitive psychology are shaping education practices. SEDL research specialist Leida Tolentino recently gave an interview on the topic.

“Neuroscience has shown that brain development has a direct impact on children and adolescents’ behavior, gradually allowing for the maturation of brain areas responsible for impulsive behavior, rational thought and emotional maturity. Such faculties are critical for learning and therefore children need to be exposed to learning situations and materials that are optimal for their developmental stage,” says Tolentino in the article.