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Pages: 1149-1154
Publication year: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-606-8243-1
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 6-8 July, 2015
Location: Barcelona, Spain

TEACHING ASPECTS USING BRAIN BASED LEARNING PARADIGM

E. Pop1, C. Alexandrescu2

1University of Petrosani (ROMANIA)
2Europa International School Barcelona (SPAIN)
Brain Based Learning (BBL) is a quite a new concept and paradigm in education. It is based on the natural informatics structure capacity of the human brain and aims to increase the efficiency of the teaching and learning processes. This paper presents some issues related to the neuronal network of the brain hemispheres, the mechanism of synapse connections by the neurotransmitters, the operating mode of the brain, the locations of human long term and short term memory, and emphasizes the principles of brain based learning paradigm. The connections between the brain and the real world of learning, such as the academic concepts presented during formal classes and laboratories play a crucial role in this method. The final part of the paper deals with the modality to integrate the principles of brain based learning in the curriculum.

In the last decade researchers have highlighted many of the secrets regarding BBL such as: how the brain works, the way knowledge is acquired, what thinking, what and where memory is located, what the so called the human intelligence and wisdom, etc.

BBL is a new approach which has recently emerged in the field of education by using specific pedagogical methods for conveying information, teaching, enabling the use of memory, feedback assessment and is based on the neural-psycho-bioinformatics of the brain. This paper presents some issues related to the neuronal network of the brain hemispheres, the mechanism of synapse connections by the neurotransmitters, the operating mode of the brain, the locations of human long term and short term memory, and emphasizes the principles of brain based learning paradigm. The connections between the brain and the real world of learning, such as the academic concepts presented during formal classes and laboratories play a crucial role in this method. The final part of the paper deals with the modality to integrate the principles of brain based learning in the curriculum.

Some of BBL principles are presented below:
Students can participate actively in teaching and learning in the classroom and become more excited about their education.
Emotions are critical for the perceived model, for attention and memory;
The brain grows well in cooperation with other brains, integrated in a proper context;
The activity to complex learning develops by challenge and is inhibited by stress.
The “Brain Based Learning” paradigm was developed on these bases and the following principles:

Before starting the work, the brain refreshes its short-term memory and is prepared to intermediate retention of knowledge and transmit it using sensors such as sight, hearing and touch etc.

A positive emotional state characterized by a state of alertness, relaxation, positive emotion and openness to new information is essential to the student's ability to acquire new knowledge..

The memory is based on affective emotions whose networks are strengthened with use and require the use of 4 actions (touch, sight, hearing, movement).

In a Brain Based Learning, evaluation means reaching expectations and providing motivation.
The brain relies on networks that must be "consolidated" for the knowledge base to remain in its place.
One effective tool to maximize students’ learning is their physical involvement in the lessons (laboratories, visits, practical sessions, sports etc.)
Learning is based on collaboration, which could briefly summarize "knowledge must be socially created".
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author = {Pop, E. and Alexandrescu, C.},
title = {TEACHING ASPECTS USING BRAIN BASED LEARNING PARADIGM},
series = {7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN15 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-606-8243-1},
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location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {6-8 July, 2015},
year = {2015},
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E. Pop, C. Alexandrescu (2015) TEACHING ASPECTS USING BRAIN BASED LEARNING PARADIGM, EDULEARN15 Proceedings, pp. 1149-1154.
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