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Using the medical model in education : can pills make you clever?

Author: David A Turner
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Medicine, and particularly neuroscience, appears to offer the kind of educational quick fixes that politicians and the public would love to have. Following media reports of drugs that seemingly  Read more...

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Turner, David A.
Using the medical model in education.
London ; New York : Continuum, ©2010
(DLC) 2009010965
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David A Turner
ISBN: 9781847061171 1847061176
OCLC Number: 647872979
Description: 1 online resource (183 pages)
Contents: Chapter 1: Cognition Enhancing Drugs; Chapter 2: The physical basis of intelligence; Chapter 3: What is 'hard-wired' in the brain?; Chapter 4: What is intelligence?; Chapter 5: Thinking harder or thinking smarter?; Chapter 6: Attention Deficit; Chapter 7: Hyperactivity Disorder; Chapter 8: Two different approaches to learning; Chapter 9: Discipline and Respect; Chapter 10: Whither education?; Chapter 11: Conclusions.
Responsibility: David A. Turner.

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