Robert Alfred Sylwester is an Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Oregon in the United States.
University of Oregon.
Throughout his academic career and other works, Sylwester has focused on improving educators" personal understanding of brain systems and processes, and on providing them with simple explanations and metaphors that can be utilized to increase their students" understanding. Sylwester believes that teachers understand their curriculum best when they can effectively teach it, so encouraging an effective curriculum about brain organization can enhance both the teachers" and students" understanding of our brain. Issues that confront society involve cognitive processes, so including brain organization in school curriculum is arguably worthwhile.