Achieving a successful relationship between neuroscience and education: the views of Portuguese teachers

Joana R. Rato*, Ana M. Abreu, Alexandre Castro-Caldas

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Abstract

Educational Neuroscience is currently raising high attention by the educational and neuroscientific community. However, society has created too many expectations concerning what Neuroscience can bring to Education. With this study, we aim to identify eventual distorted expectations of the teachers and propose ways to overcome these. This study was carried out in Portugal with 30 participating schools, where 627 questionnaires were answered by teachers from Preschool to High School. Our results show that there are still misunderstandings concerning the Portuguese teachers' views about the links between Neuroscience and Education. More collaborative efforts between professionals of both fields are needed for the field of Educational Neuroscience to succeed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)879-884
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Volume29
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2nd International Conference on Education and Educational Psychology, ICEEPSY 2011 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 19 Oct 201122 Oct 2011

Keywords

  • Educational neuroscience
  • Teacher learning
  • Teachers view

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