French neuroscientist Bruno della Chiesa met with his country's education minister in Paris to talk about the groundbreaking international movement to link the fields of teaching and brain science.
"The brain?" asked the minister. "What does the brain have to do with education?"
It sounds like a joke, but it's not. Neuroscience and education have long been arch-enemies, split over whether it's possible to understand biologically how and, more importantly, why the human brain learns.
But the movement is quietly capturing the imaginations of people all over the world.
It could revolutionize education, making questions about whether the two fields can collaborate all the more urgent.
What if, for the first time, teachers were to use radical new findings about how the brain actually learns? Would teaching look different? Could every child, regardless of family wealth, race, sex or country reach his or her full potential? Could it transform society?
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