International Perspectives on Applying Brain Science and Education Research
Our goal at AGATE is to help everyone to fulfill their own potential. We can do this by improving how we learn. These topics are part of the discussions in brain science and education in the U.S. One of the questions we have is how current brain research is being used in other countries and is there something we can do to help improve formal and/or informal learning to the rest of the world? AGATE has the opportunity to test answering this question in a technologically new smartphone-rich environment where access to information and communication is much broader than it has at any time in the past.
We believe that the current broad access to technology and the internet provides an accessible and low-cost framework to facilitate the timely application of brain science and education research using an augmented model of information transference that is not bound to wait for foreign government policy changes. This is especially true if foreign education models, for instance in developing countries, are based on industrial education approaches. These education systems may not account for, or even be allowed to account for, variation in learning styles and individual performance. How do such systems handle remedial or gifted students? We believe that given the opportunity that people as life-long learners, educators, parents, and grandparents will find this information to be useful and beneficial. We’ll also share everything we learn with you here so that academicians, policy makers, and NGO’s can make use of our data.