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ERIC Number: EJ844450
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-1479-7860
Correlates between Bioscience Students Experiences of Higher Education and the Neurobiology of Learning
Turner, Poppy; Curran, Andrew
Bioscience Education e-Journal, v7 Article 5 May 2006
There is growing interest amongst educationalists in the relationship between education and neuroscience; for example, the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) recently hosted an event entitled "Bridging the gap between neuroscience and education". While students' quotations are informative about what promotes or facilitates their learning, and what inhibits it, they do not reveal anything about the neurobiology that underlies their construction of knowledge and understanding. In this article, qualitative data from bioscience students on their undergraduate learning experiences are considered in the light of insights into the structure and function of the brain, which neuroscience can provide, in order to enrich our understanding of learning and teaching. Consideration of the neurobiology of learning demonstrates that the way in which students experience their learning environments can significantly alter their ability to learn by affecting the neurobiological capabilities of their brains.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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