Cognitive Science in Education and Alternative Teaching Strategies
Cognitive science deals with such questions as 'How do we think?' and 'How do we learn, memorize, dream?'. It tackles the subject of human mentality by connecting discoveries from a range of disciplines that shed light on cognitive occurrences and the learning process. Cognitive science unites the fields of neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, linguistics, artificial intelligence, and social sciences.
This book, aimed mostly at teachers, will provoke cognitive dissonance and intellectual unease, as it explores cognitive theories and allows teachers to update and internalise their ‘in-head theories’, embedded from their own school years. In order for this to happen, this volume provides information on new experiences of alternative teaching practices. Creating conditions for gaining these teaching experiences is the primary function and fundamental mission of politics in the field of education.
Boris Aberšek is Full Professor in the Faculty of Natural Science and Mathematics and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maribor, Slovenia.
Andrej Flogie received his PhD in Technical Education from the Faculty of Natural Science and Mathematics at the University of Maribor, Slovenia, where he currently works.
Metka Kordigel Aberšek is Full Professor in the field of didactics of mother tongue and communication. She has authored eight textbooks and several handbooks for teachers.
Magdalena Šverc has a PhD from the Salesian Pontifical University Education. She works in the field of innovative teaching.
Bojan Borstner is Full Professor at the Faculty of Art, University of Maribor, Slovenia. He teaches in such fields as philosophy and ontology.
Janez Bregant is Associate Professor at the Department of Philsophy, University of Maribor. He teaches in areas including philosophy of mind and critical thinking.
Smiljana Gartner is an Assistant Professor and works in various departments at the University of Maribor, Slovenia, including the Faculty of Art. She is Professor of Philosophy, Logic, Critical Thinking and Ethics.
Kosta Dolenc has a PhD in the field of technical education. He works in the area of intelligent teaching and learning.
Andreja Barle Lakota has a PhD in Sociology from the University of Maribor. She is a recognised creator of school politics in Slovenia.
Mojca Štraus works at the Educational Research Institute, Slovenia. She works on projects on issues of current interest in education.
Tina Rutar Leban has a PhD in Psychology. She also works at the Educational Research Institute, Slovenia.
Mateja Ploj Virtič is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Maribor. Her interests include innovative teaching.
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