education

Neuroeducation: 25 Findings Over 25 Years

It’s been 25 years since the field of neuroeducation first reared its head in academia. Spearheaded in 1988 by the Psychophysiology & Education Special Interest Group, educational neuroscience is now the focus of many research organizations around the world. To celebrate the progress of this monumental discipline, we have compiled a list of the 25 most significant findings in neuroscience education over the past 25 years.

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Are Stereotypes Keeping Women Away From Science?

Across the board in the STEM related fields, there is a distinct shortage of females in relation to males. Many have their theories as to why this is, but we can assume stereotypes are to blame. Developed at an early age, stereotypes about women are ingrained in boys and girls alike. Women make up 50% of the US population and 49% of the workforce, yet only 24% of females work in STEM related positions. Women are crucial to the future of science and their contributions thus far cannot be understated.

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Virtual Institute for Responsible Innovation

Last month saw the launch of the US National Science Foundation funded Virtual Institute for Responsible Innovation. VIRI’s mission is to develop and disseminate a sophisticated conceptual and operational understanding of Responsible Innovation by facilitating collaborative research, training and outreach activities among a broad partnership of academic and non-academic institutions.

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Innovate Like a Tough Teacher

Nearly everyone has fond (or not so fond) memories of a stern teacher from his or her years of schooling. In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Joanne Lipman reminds us of the value of having a strict teacher using recent findings in academic studies in the fields of music, math, and medicine.

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Intraemprendimiento, la innovación dentro de las organizaciones

Una gran ventaja competitiva para las compañías significa contar con personas que emprendan nuevas ideas y proyectos al servicio de la organización. Por esta razón se torna muy importante identificar y apoyar a los emprendedores que se encuentran al interior de las organizaciones, en general promover el intraemprendimiento.

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