Is scanning students’ brains the next frontier in education?

From Times Higher Education: “A team of scientists … found that observing neural changes in a group of high school students via MRI scans predicted their ability to transfer spatial cognition learning into improved verbal reasoning – and predicted it better than standard assessments of their spatial cognition alone. … As a teacher in a university, Adam Green, director of Georgetown’s Lab for Relational Cognition and senior author on the paper, alongside Georgetown doctoral student Robert Cortes, who was lead author, said he has long been ‘interested in the ways curricula can be improved and to get at the development of curricula that give students not just the … rote level memorised content that we speak at them, but develop resources that are more generally, flexibly applicable.’”

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