Brain-Targeted Teaching and the Biopolitical Child

Pykett, Jessica and Disney, Tom (2016) Brain-Targeted Teaching and the Biopolitical Child. In: Geographies of Children and Young People - Politics, Citizenship and Rights. Geographies of Children and Young People, 7 . Springer, pp. 133-152. ISBN 9789814585569

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Recent debates within the field of geographies of children and young people have highlighted the political tensions associated with the use of particular forms of knowledge about the body, brain, and behavior in the practices of governing “life itself”. This chapter offers an introduction to these debates. It uses the emergence of educational and social policies directed at children’s brains and influenced by neuroscientific knowledge to illustrate some of the geographical issues at stake in the making up of the biopolitical child.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Neuroscience, Neuroeducation, Biosocial, Biopolitics, Emotions, Behavior, Brains, Context
Subjects: L700 Human and Social Geography
L900 Others in Social studies
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: Tom Disney
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2018 16:24
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 19:30

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