Journal article

Editorial: Brain, mind and educational technology

J Lodge, G Kennedy, L Lockyer

Australasian Journal of Educational Technology | ASCILITE | Published : 2016

Abstract

There has been substantial hype around the growing body of research investigating how learning occurs in the brain. Over the last century, in particular, we have learned more about how the brain functions than has been discovered throughout history (Albright, Jessell, Kandel & Posner, 2000). New imaging techniques, such as electroencephalography (EEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), have been pivotal in driving this research agenda. The emergence of the field of cognitive neuroscience has further helped to align foundational work on uncovering how the brain works with what is known about learning from the psychological sciences. In combination with education, new fields suc..

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Funding Acknowledgements

A special thank you to all the reviewers who provided expert evaluation and feedback on the articles submitted for the special issue. Thank you to the lead editors of AJET for their support of the issue. We also acknowledge the Australian Research Council (ARC) for their support of our work in the Science of Learning Research Centre (SLRC). The SLRC is funded through a Special Research Initiative of the ARC (project number SRI20300015).

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