Neuroscience + Education = Neuroeducation

Here is an interesting article I came across recently by Raya Bidshahri:

Neuroeducation Will Lead to Big Breakthroughs in Learning

What is Neuroeducation?    “All human abilities, including learning, are a result of our brain activity. Hence, a better understanding of how our brains operate can result in a better understanding of learning.”

This article refers to the numerous studies that have shown that active, experiential, and problem-based learning dramatically trumps traditional lectures.

An interesting case presented in the article: “One research team conducted a study where seventh graders were taught that learning changes the brain and intelligence can be improved upon. The researchers found that students in this experimental group did better on math tests than peers who did not receive that instruction.”

Indeed, the brain has many mysteries to offer:  “The human brain has 100 billion neurons, each neuron connected to 10,000 other neurons. Sitting on your shoulders is the most complicated object in the known universe.” (Michio Kaku)

 

 

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