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dc.contributor.authorByrne, Brian Jen
dc.contributor.authorKhlentzos, Drew Men
dc.contributor.authorOlson, Richard Ken
dc.contributor.authorSamuelsson, Stefanen
local.source.editorEditor(s): Karen Littleton, Clare Wood, Judith Kleine Staarmanen
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-08T15:44:00Z
dc.date.issued2010en
dc.identifier.citationInternational Handbook of Psychology in Education, p. 3-33en
dc.identifier.isbn1848552327en
dc.identifier.isbn9781848552326en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/7677en
dc.description.abstractAt first glance, it may seem unusual to find a chapter on evolutionary psychology and genetics in a handbook of educational psychology, let alone open it. However, we hope to demonstrate why educators can benefit from being aware of work in these areas. Human biology may seem far removed from the day-to-day concerns of teachers and policy makers, but in one way or another evolutionary and genetic perspectives on education raise questions about many of these daily concerns and also suggest answers to at least some of them. For example: • Why is motivating students to listen to their teachers more of a problem than persuading them to believe their teachers? • Why might students of physics be more adept at reasoning about the motion of particles than solid bodies? • In a crowded school curriculum, what subjects should be given priority? • Why do children find it easier to learn to talk than to read, when the rules of grammar are seemingly so complex and the rules relating print to speech seemingly so straightforward? • Because reading difficulties are known to run in families, shouldn't parents foster literacy in the home earlier and more intensively? • Why are some children high (or low) achievers across a broad range of subjects, such as reading and mathematics, when the subject contents are so diverse? We begin by considering evolutionary perspectives on educational attainment before turning to the contribution of genetics to this area. In doing so, we draw on two branches of modern psychological science, evolutionary psychology and behavioural genetics.en
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Limiteden
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Handbook of Psychology in Educationen
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dc.titleEvolutionary and Genetic Perspectives on Educational Attainmenten
dc.typeBook Chapteren
dc.subject.keywordsEducational Psychologyen
local.contributor.firstnameBrian Jen
local.contributor.firstnameDrew Men
local.contributor.firstnameRichard Ken
local.contributor.firstnameStefanen
local.subject.for2008170103 Educational Psychologyen
local.subject.seo2008930102 Learner and Learning Processesen
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local.profile.schoolAdministrationen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciencesen
local.profile.schoolPsychologyen
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local.profile.emailbbyrne@une.edu.auen
local.profile.emaildkhlentz@une.edu.auen
local.profile.emailrolson@psych.colorado.eduen
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local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
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local.publisher.placeBingley, United Kingdomen
local.identifier.totalchapters20en
local.format.startpage3en
local.format.endpage33en
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local.title.maintitleEvolutionary and Genetic Perspectives on Educational Attainmenten
local.output.categorydescriptionB1 Chapter in a Scholarly Booken
local.relation.urlhttp://trove.nla.gov.au/work/37963926en
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local.search.authorByrne, Brian Jen
local.search.authorKhlentzos, Drew Men
local.search.authorOlson, Richard Ken
local.search.authorSamuelsson, Stefanen
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