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Dündar, Sefa; Gündüz, Nazan – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2016
Understanding preservice teachers' misconceptions regarding the brain and neuroscience (neuromyths) can provide information that helps teachers to apply neuroscience knowledge in an educational context. The objective of this study was to investigate these misconceptions. Following preliminary research, a questionnaire comprising 59 challenging…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Misconceptions, Brain, Neurosciences
Ruhaak, Amy E. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Educational neuromyths are commonly accepted, erroneous beliefs that contribute to pseudoscientific practice within education (e.g., learning styles, right brain vs. left brain learners, perceptual motor training). The implementation of instructional practices founded upon neuromyths and lacking in empirical evidence diminishes the quality of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Incidence
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Kim, Minkang; Sankey, Derek – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2018
Hitherto, the contribution of philosophers to Neuroscience and Education has tended to be less than enthusiastic, though there are some notable exceptions. Meanwhile, the pervasive influence of neuromyths on education policy, curriculum design and pedagogy in schools is well documented. Indeed, philosophers have sometimes used the prevalence of…
Descriptors: Neurosciences, Student Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, Educational Philosophy
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Gleichgerrcht, Ezequiel; Lira Luttges, Benjamin; Salvarezza, Florencia; Campos, Anna Lucia – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2015
Neuroscientific knowledge has undeniably gained interest among educators worldwide. However, not all "brain facts" believed by teachers are supported by science. This study sought to evaluate the belief in these so-called "neuromyths" among 3,451 Latin American teachers. We found that, consistent with prior research among…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Misconceptions, Brain, Teacher Attitudes
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Pasquinelli, Elena – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2012
Neuroeducation--a recent approach to educational policy--claims that a bridge should be established between education and mind-brain sciences, with the double aim of devising educational methods that work and of understanding why they work. The success of this encounter depends, among other conditions, on getting the science "right"; otherwise,…
Descriptors: Brain, Cognitive Science, Education, Misconceptions
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Canbulat, Tuncay; Kiriktas, Halit – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
The aim of study is to determine the neuromyth level of teachers and pre-teachers and reveal if there is significant difference in terms of some variables (gender, class, etc.). Research was designed in survey model. The research sample was formed with 241 teachers and 511 teacher candidates. In the collection of data, "Educational neuromyths…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Misconceptions, Predictor Variables, Gender Differences
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Rato, Joana Rodrigues; Abreu, Ana Maria; Castro-Caldas, Alexandre – Educational Research, 2013
Background: Educational neuroscience is a relatively new discipline. However, many obstacles persist in delaying the success of an interface between neuroscience and education. One such major obstacle has been the spread of neuromyths. Purpose: The main aim of this study was to verify whether Portuguese teachers are susceptible to misinterpreting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neurosciences, Misconceptions, Teachers
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Kalbfleisch, M. Layne; Gillmarten, Charles – Roeper Review, 2013
As neuroimaging technologies increase their sensitivity to assess the function of the human brain and results from these studies draw the attention of educators, it becomes paramount to identify misconceptions about what these data illustrate and how these findings might be applied to educational contexts. Some of these "neuromyths" have…
Descriptors: Neurology, Visual Acuity, Spatial Ability, Brain Hemisphere Functions
Worden, Jennifer M.; Hinton, Christina; Fischer, Kurt W. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2011
There are several myths about neuroscientific findings that are widespread in education. Some of these myths are left brain/right brain, critical periods for learning, and gender differences in the brain. Belief in these "neuromyths" can negatively affect how we teach children. But ignoring important findings from neuroscience can be just as…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Misconceptions, Teaching Methods, Neurology
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Lethaby, Carol; Harries, Patricia – ELT Journal, 2016
Recent research suggests that brain-based teaching, as exhibited in the idea of teaching to address perceptual learning styles, has no basis in what scientists are learning about the brain and how it works. This article questions whether training teachers to assess and accommodate learning styles is harmless or potentially poor educational…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Educational Practices, Language Teachers, Neuropsychology
Palis, Leila Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2016
It was not known if and to what extent there was a relationship between the degree to which community college students believed that learning was enhanced when teachers tailored instruction to individual learning styles and student perceived academic locus of control (PAC). Learning styles theory and locus of control theory formed the theoretical…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Correlation, Student Attitudes
Alekno, Simone M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Educators are being called upon to be equal contributors and collaborators within the emerging field of mind, brain, and education, which is a trans-disciplinary field that seeks to unite education, cognitive psychology, and neuroscience in a quest to address educational issues. In the wake of the excitement that resulted from the advancement of…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teachers, Interdisciplinary Approach, Cognitive Psychology
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Tardif, Eric; Doudin, Pierre-André; Meylan, Nicolas – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2015
Many so-called brain-based educational approaches have been strongly criticized for their lack of empirical support and occasionally for their use of pseudoscientific concepts. As a result, several use the term neuromyths to refer to false beliefs or misinterpretations regarding neuroscientific facts. We surveyed both teachers and student teachers…
Descriptors: Brain, Neurosciences, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Teaching Methods
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van der Meulen, Anna; Krabbendam, Lydia; de Ruyter, Doret – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2015
An important issue in the discussion on educational neuroscience is the transfer of thought and findings between neuroscience and education. In addition to factual confusions in this transfer in the form of neuromyths, logical confusions, or neuro-misconceptions, can be identified. We consider these transfer difficulties in light of the way…
Descriptors: Neurosciences, Misconceptions, Educational Practices, Theory Practice Relationship
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Coch, Donna – Peabody Journal of Education, 2018
The majority of teacher preparation programs do not address neuroscience in their curricula. This is curious, as learning occurs in the brain in context and teachers fundamentally foster and facilitate learning. On the one hand, merging neuroscience knowledge into teacher training programs is fraught with challenges, such as reconciling how…
Descriptors: Neurosciences, Teacher Education Programs, Teaching Methods, Correlation
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