Neurodidactics: Brain-based Ideas for ICT and Computer Science Education

By Barbara Sabitzer.

Published by The Learner Collection

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Neurodidactics, a relatively new interdisciplinary research field, represents an interface between neuroscience, didactics, educational science and psychology. It is based on the findings of brain research and provides principles and proposals for effective (brain-based) learning and teaching. This paper shall describe some basics of neurodidactics and learning. It presents the most important principles of neurodidactics and brain-based teaching, learning and memory. This should give an impetus for using these principals in ICT and computer science education classes. With this in mind, some brain-based ideas and approaches for the classroom are explained in this report. Computer-supported interdisciplinary projects e.g. apply several neurodidactical principles and therefore they may help to find a better and more effective way of learning and teaching.

Keywords: Neurodidactics, Brain-based Learning, ICT, Computer Science Education, Progressive Pedagogy

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp.167-178. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 873.651KB).

Dr. Barbara Sabitzer

University Assistant, Department of Informatics Systems, Informatics Didactics, Klagenfurt University, Klagenfurt, Austria

Dr. Barbara Sabitzer is University Assistant for Informatics Didactics at the University of Klagenfurt, foreign language teacher and psychologist in a vocational school in Austria and gives lectures at the University College of Teacher Education in the fields of didactics, computer supported education, creative learning, psychology and neurodidactics. She is also author of some schoolbooks for Italian, Spanish, French and Russian as foreign languages.

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