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ERIC Number: EJ1143787
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-1538
The Various Forms of Neuroplasticity: Biological Bases of Learning and Teaching
Tovar-Moll, Fernanda; Lent, Roberto
Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, v46 n2 p199-213 Jun 2016
Education is a socially structured form of learning. It involves the brains of different players--students, teachers, family members, and others--in permanent interaction. The biological set of mechanisms by which these brains receive, encode, store, and retrieve mutually exchanged information is called "neuroplasticity". This is the ability that enables developing and adult brains to react and adapt at different coexisting levels--from molecules to neurons, circuits, networks, persons, and societies. This article aims to discuss the major current concepts of neuroplasticity research to help policymakers, researchers, and educators bridge them to learning and teaching models and practices.
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Language: English
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