Educational Technology

July 9, 2018

What Neuroscience Teaches Us About Fostering Creativity

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By Dennis Pierce, THE Journal
Technology is changing how students’ brains are wired, setting expectations for faster, more interactive learning, said neuroscientist and best-selling author David Eagleman. And the most important thing that schools should be teaching students is “cognitive flexibility,” or the ability to be creative and put ideas together in new and innovative ways.¬†Eagleman spoke to a packed audience of educators and school administrators during the opening general session of the 2018 ISTE conference in Chicago.¬†As a neuroscientist, he has studied how the human brain is constantly rewiring itself, a concept known as brain plasticity. He said the brains of today’s students are changing because they are growing up in a digital world. Rather than resisting this change, educators need to embrace it and teach students as they are accustomed to learning outside of school.

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