K&A Contributes Foundational Chapter to new Oxford University Press Handbook

“Biological Basis for Learning and Development Across the Lifespan” in The Oxford Handbook of Lifelong Learning.

“Learning, at any age, is a neurobiological process, occurring through alterations in the microscopic structure and functioning of the brain — suggests that the mind and brain are one.”

Our longstanding interest in the neurobiological basis of learning and our focus on the key implications of advances in research in the neurosciences for the organization and support of teaching and learning in higher education are emphasized in our chapter contribution to a new Oxford University Press Psychology Library Handbook:  The Oxford Handbook of Lifelong Learning. The chapter, Biological Bases for Learning and Development Across the Lifespan was written by Richard P. Keeling, M.D., Jennifer Stevens Dickson, Dr.P.H., and Trey Avery.

Written for educators and anyone concerned about the quality and effectiveness of teaching and learning, the chapter provides an essential, yet accessible overview and synopsis of key advances in the neuroscience relative to understanding learning as a neurobiological process and identifies the implications these advances have relative to the need for reassessment of many structures, policies, and practices in the organization and delivery of education for learners of all ages.

The book is the latest volume in the Oxford Library of Psychology Series and is edited by Manuel London, Ph.D., of Stony Brook University. It is a comprehensive and interdisciplinary examination of learning across the lifespan. More information about the book and how to purchase copies can be found on the Oxford University Press website.