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The importance of emotionally meaningful learning

A conversation with Mary Helen Immordino-Yang

February 8, 2014
36 minutes
Mary Helen Immordino-Yang


Mary Helen Immordino-Yang discusses the importance of emotionally meaningful learning, how the focus on the basics is stripping down the basics, and why it's important to teach children what it means to know something.

Mary Helen Immordino-Yang is an Assistant Professor of Education at the Rossier School of Education and Assistant Professor of Education and Psychology at the Brain and Creativity Institute, USC. Immordino-Yang is an affective neuroscientist and human development psychologist with a research focus on the neural, psychophysiological and psychological bases of emotion, social interaction and culture and their implications for development and schools. She is also a member of the Neuroscience Graduate Program faculty at the University of Southern California.