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Vision and Mission

The science of teaching and learning is an emerging field of study that has the potential to transform education. Using new tools from multidisciplinary fields such as neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and behavioral economics, it has become possible to create a bridge between scientific research and educational practices. By focusing on the brain as an adaptable organ of teaching and learning and by studying factors that could reshape the brain, we envision that educational practices could change such that the learner becomes a willing partner in the process of learning and chooses to exert the necessary effort to learn. Through biannual seminars sponsored by the school of natural and social sciences (SNSS), our mission is to bring the current research in the emerging field of neuroeducation to Lehman College to inform and to stimulate discussions on the topic that could lead to best practices in our classrooms.