Book Review: Early Childhood and Neuroscience – Mine Conkbayir

Even the foreword is interesting (delivered courtesy of Prof. Colewyn Trevarthen) and serves to give positionality and purpose to Mine’s writing and research context.

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Training: Excellence in Literacy, Science and Mathematics

From early mathematical skills to learning to code, story-telling and meaning making as part of literacy development and a keen enthusiasm for exploring and investigating the world around – I thoroughly enjoyed this training given by Norfolk County Council.

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The development of the modern brain

To better grasp the potent hold of the emotions on the thinking mind – and why feeling and reason are so readily at war – consider how the brain evolved. Human brains, with their three pounds or so of cells and neural juices, are about triple the size of those in our nearest cousins in evolution, the nonhuman primates. Over millions of years of evolution, the brain has grown from the bottom up, with its higher centres developing as elaborations of lower, more ancient parts. (The growth of the brain in the human embryo roughly retraces this evolutionary course.)

Goleman, D. (2004)

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