Le 22 Mars 2011 à 09h54
29 mars 2011 Conférence de Usha Goswami, Professor of Education, Director, Centre for Neuroscience in Education Fellow, St John's College, Cambridge  dans le cadre du Colloquium du Département d'Etudes Cognitives (29, rue d'Ulm - 75005)
12h00-13h30 Salle Langevin (1er étage gauche)

Title: Brain Science and Education: A Cognitive Perspective

Abstract: Linking neuroscience to education is a long-term enterprise which could have a high pay-off in terms of understanding causal developmental mechanisms. An essential foundation for this new field is for high-quality basic research, informed by current understanding of developmental and educational processes. Neuroscience is showing us how information is coded and transmitted in the brain and thereby offers a novel perspective on cognitive development. Coding mechanisms are best studied in terms of the child’s sensory systems. The infant builds cognitive systems from sensory foundations, and these cognitive systems are then developed by education. In this talk, I will give an overview of the current field and suggest a possible conceptual framework for developing educational neuroscience. I will also provide a specific example of using such a framework via my research into literacy acquisition and dyslexia.

Goswami, U (2009). Mind, brain, and literacy: biomarkers as usable knowledge for education. Mind, Brain, and Education, 3, 3, 176-184.
Szucs, D. & Goswami, U. (2007). Educational Neuroscience: Defining a new discipline for the study of mental representations. Mind, Brain and Education, 1(3), 114-127.
Richardson, U., Thomson, J., Scott, S.K., & Goswami, U. (2004). Auditory Processing Skills and Phonological Representation in Dyslexic Children. Dyslexia, 10, 215-233.