Bruno Della Chiesa
Originally a linguist, Bruno della Chiesa is of Italian, French and German descent and describes himself as an “engaged cosmopolitan”. He founded and led between 1999 and 2008, within OECD’s Center for Educational Research and Innovation, the project “Brain Research and Learning Sciences” and is thus considered one of the main founders of educational neuroscience.
Since 2008, he teaches at Harvard University, and has established theories on the “motivational vortex” and on the “tesseracts in the brain”. His work on “promoting and raising global awareness” links (educational) neuroscience, (language) didactics, (socio) linguistics, (international) policy, and (philosophy of) ethics.
Other publications, including the main ones, as well as a more detailed bio, can be found on Wikipedia:
Today’s Bruno della Chiesa’s main lines of research:
1/ Shambling towards global education (i.e., educating for cultural/global awareness);
2/ Developing educational neuroscience (especially but not only for learning/teaching languages); and
3/ Exploring the limitations of science in education policy-making (ethical issues, etc.).