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Education Systems Should Be Based on How Students Develop 

A flowering of research from neuroscience, psychology, early childhood, and a variety of other disciplines on the science of learning and development has begun to shed light on what is necessary for students to reach their full potential. How can our systems catch up to these findings?

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The Learning Sciences: Two Perspectives

By: Amelia Peterson. With developments in psychology and neuroscience, the thinking goes, we should be able to build a core body of knowledge on learning to inform how we teach and organize education. When it comes to moving from knowledge to action, however, the learning sciences seem to break up into two different perspectives.