Neuroscience is helping to shape educational policies and influencing new ways of implementing technology, improving special education, and streamlining day-to-day interactions between teachers and students.
Here are some of the highlights that neuroscience is changing the 21st century classrooms.
It means teachers use cognitive psychology theory to teach students.
High schools starting later
Research has shown that students perform poorly in the mornings so many schools are starting their classes later.
Offering more variety
Students absorb more when episodes of learning are spaced out over time. Therefore schools should bring more variety into the classroom with lessons extending over the course of a semester rather than being fit into a few days or weeks.
Students have different learning capabilities. Teachers are encouraged to present information in creative ways so that students are able to link new information with past information.
Understanding that you use it or lose it
Neuroscience enables students to remember theories that they learnt many years ago! Therefore, neuroscience is useful because it helps to build neural connections.
Better identification and intervention for learning disorders
Neuroscience research is able to identify which students have learning disabilities and help to enhance their learning performance.
Making learning fun
Making learning social
Neuroscience requires students to work in groups which will lead to effective learning.
Focus on neuroeducation
Neuroeducation not only helps students with learning disabilities, but also improves students’ memory and language skills.