This discipline makes it possible to know how neurobiological processes intervene in learning in order, according to experts, to design better teaching methods and educational policies
Teachers are also aware of its relevance. 83.9% of those surveyed in a study by the Inclusive Educational Research and Development Group (IDEI) of the University of Malaga, on a sample of more than 100 students from teaching professions and professors, Believes that neuroscience should be included in the initial education curriculum, as reported by María Jesús Luque Rojas, doctor of psychology specializing in neuroscience and psychobiology, in statements to Educaweb.
But what is neuroscience and how does it differ from educational neuroscience and neurodidactics? What does this discipline contribute to education? How can your findings be applied in the classroom?
Neuroscience, Educational Neuroscience, and Neurodidactics: Their Differences
Neuroscience studies the function of the nervous system and especially the brainto approach the understanding of the mechanisms that regulate the control of nervous reactions and their behavior. Studies in this area have shown, for example, that curiosity and emotion play a relevant role in acquiring new knowledge.
For his part, Educational neuroscience is “a discipline that seeks to incorporate neuroscientific knowledge about how the brain works and how the brain works in education”.“, Explain Anna Carballo Márquez and Marta Portero Tresserra, psychologists and doctors in neurosciences in their book 10 important ideas. Neuroscience and Education. Contributions to teaching (2018).
Educational Neuroscience or Educational Neuroscience is also known as Neuroeducation. However, some researchers in the field prefer to avoid the latter term.
The Educational Neuroscience “Helps us to know how the brain works and how neurobiological processes intervene in learningto make it more efficient and optimal. Neurodidactics uses all this knowledge to apply it didactically in the classroom apply“, Explains Anna Forés, PhD in Philosophy and Education, Professor at the University of Barcelona, in statements to Educaweb.
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