Category Archives: Teaching

Science Teaching as a Dialogue – Bakhtin, Vygotsky and some Applications in the Classroom

The theory of dialogism, developed by the Russian linguist Mikhail Bakhtin (1895–1975) with regard to literature and everyday communication, can be used to improve the teaching of science. Some of Bakhtin’s conceptual instruments are helpful in analysing the teaching process, and it … Continue reading

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Contributions of Neuroscience Knowledge to Teachers and Their Practice

While neuroscience has elucidated the mechanisms underpinning learning and memory, accurate dissemination of this knowledge to teachers and educators has been limited. This review focuses on teacher professional development in neuroscience that harnessed the power of active-learning strategies and best … Continue reading

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Pupil’s brain recognizes the perfect teacher

Social brain lights up in juvenile songbirds that find a singing mentor. Duke researchers have identified the social component to a young bird’s ability to learn songs from an adult. Human and avian youngsters learn behaviors by imitating adults. But learners … Continue reading

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