Assignment 1. Essay (2400 words) Debbie Zambo (2013) has noted

Assignment 1. Essay (2400 words)
Debbie Zambo (2013) has noted: “Findings from neuroscience should be stirring ethical questions about the very nature of education and childcare…” What links is she drawing in this chapter between neuroscience, ethical questions and education? Do you agree with her, or not and why?
Note: The Unit Essay requires students to show their comprehension and understanding of the issues covered in the Zambo’s chapter, which draws links between neuroscience, ethics and the nature of education. It requires students to comprehend the issues raised in the chapter and consider their implications for how teachers view education and how those views might impact a teacher’s professional practice. It also invites students to think critically about the issues being raised by the author. Accordingly, it will be assessed on the basis of subject knowledge, subject application and critical reflection.Â
Required reading:
1. Zambo, D. (2013). The practical and ethical concerns of using neuroscience to teach young children and help them self-regulate. In L. H. Wasserman & D. Zambo (Eds.), Early childhood and neuroscience: Links to development and learning (pp. 7-21). Dordrecht: Springer.Â
Supplementary readings:
2. Extract (pp. 33-36) from: Dinham, S. (2016). Leading learning and teaching. Camberwell, Victoria: ACER Press. (from the start of the section titled “Lack of an evidence base for teaching and learning: fads, myths, legends, ideology and wishful thinking” until the paragraph before “Entity versus malleable theory of intelligence”)
3. Introduction (pp. 1-11) from: Geake, J. (2009). The brain at school: Educational neuroscience in the classroom. Berkshire, UK: Open University Press.Â
4. Howard-Jones, P. A. (2014). Neuroscience and education: myths and message. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 15, 817-824.
5. Sankey, D. (2010). Guest editorial: The ethic of forgetfulness. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 42(2).
6. Kim, M., Sankey, D. (2018). Philosophy, neuroscience and pre-service teachers’ beliefs in neuromyths: A call for remedial action. Educational Philosophy and Theory, Online first.