Articles Posted in the " Cognitive " Category

  • Efficient Learning for the Poor

    Efficient Learning for the Poor

    Insights from the Frontier of Cognitive Neuroscience. Cognitive psychology and neuroscience offer a framework for policy advice on improving poor students’ learning. The research is evolving and has limitations. In some areas it has concrete and counter intuitive implications, whereas in others it...


  • Improving the quality of education in low-income countries

    Improving the quality of education in low-income countries

    Advice from cognitive psychology research. The international Education for All initiative to bring about universal primary education has resulted in large enrollment increases in lower-income countries, but learning outcomes are limited. The available resources and methods often fail to teach...


  • “Strong Foundations” and “Good Bridges” in Language Education: What Can We Learn From Current Theories and Practices?

    “Strong Foundations” and “Good Bridges” in Language Education: What Can We Learn From Current Theories and Practices?

    National Symposium on Language Issues and Quality Education for Ethnic Minority People The hopes and dreams that most parents in minority language communities have for their children are much the same as those expressed by most parents in majority language...


  • Mysteries and myths of reading and their relevance for East Asia

    Mysteries and myths of reading and their relevance for East Asia

    This presentation will cover Challenges of reading acquisition by lower-income students How the brain learns to read, and its implications for instruction Perceptual and cognitive challenges of Asian syllabic scripts Instructional and research implications for improving learning outcomes in east...