Five Pillars of the Mind

Redesigning Education to Suit the Brain

Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa (Author, Universidad de las Américas)


A revolutionary look at teaching and learning via the logical pathways of the brain.

Brain research reveals that learning happens within five core domains or pillars: symbols, patterns, order, categories, and relations. Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa proposes that redesigning school curriculum around these five pillars rather than by traditional subject divisions could enable students to develop the transdisciplinary problem-solving skills that are often touted as the ultimate goal of 21st-century education.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • Forthcoming June 2018
  • ISBN 978-0-393-71321-3
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in / 224 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

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