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THEORY, METHOD AND PRACTICE OF NEUROSCIENTIFIC FINDINGS IN SCIENCE EDUCATION

  • Chia-Ju Liu
  • Wen-Wei ChiangEmail author
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Abstract

This report provides an overview of neuroscience research that is applicable for science educators. It first offers a brief analysis of empirical studies in educational neuroscience literature, followed by six science concept learning constructs based on the whole brain theory: gaining an understanding of brain function; pattern recognition and consciousness; mind maps, mnemonics and other learning devices; concrete multisensory experience; higher-order creative reasoning via a multimedia-infused environment and positive emotion in educational settings. It is vital to the future of results-based education that discoveries regarding the cognitive learning process are taken into consideration when designing instruction. This research offers science educators neuroscience-backed information as a foundation to develop results-oriented curricula and teaching methods. Future research could further extend an empirically driven education system.

Key words

brain educational neuroscience EEG ERPs eye-tracking 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Kaohsiung Normal UniversityKaohsiungPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Graduate Institute of Science Education and Environmental EducationNational Kaohsiung Normal UniversityKaohsiung CityPeople’s Republic of China

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