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    “UNIFIED”: bridging the researcher–practitioner divide in mind, brain, and education

    Hobbiss, M. and Massonnié, Jessica and Tokuhama‐Espinosa, T. and Gittner, A. and de Sousa Lemos, M. and Tovazzi, A. and Hindley, C. and Baker, S. and Sumeracki, M. and Wassenaar, T. and Gous, I. (2019) “UNIFIED”: bridging the researcher–practitioner divide in mind, brain, and education. Mind, Brain, and Education 13 (4), pp. 298-312. ISSN 1751-2271.

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    Mind, Brain, and Education (MBE) science is by definition transdisciplinary. However, the communication and collaboration between constituent disciplines needed for true transdisciplinarity remains relatively rare. Consequently, many of the potential benefits of MBE science remain unrealized for parties on all sides of the discipline. The present commentary first conducts an analysis of the current strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of transdisciplinary partnerships in MBE. A new, free, and international web platform (“UNIFIED”) is then proposed to broker relationships between researchers and teachers within schools. This website would allow users to form collaborations based on a system of tags indexing their research interests as well as practicalities such as their location. Such a website appears well placed to realize many of the opportunities, and mitigate the threats and weaknesses, of transdisciplinary MBE research. The article concludes with an appeal to interested researchers and schools to contribute to the development of the project.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the article, which has been published in final form at the link above. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Neuroscience, Psychology, Education, Interdisciplinary research, Interdisciplinary communication
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Brain and Cognitive Development, Centre for (CBCD)
    Depositing User: Jessica Massonnie
    Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2019 08:20
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:55


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