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Saifi S, Ebrahimi gavam S, Ashaeri H, Farrokhi N, Dortaj F. The Effectiveness of a Brain Compatible Learning on Cognitive Flexibility and Selective Attention of Students. Advances in Cognitive Sciences. 2017; 19 (3) :51-61
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1- Educational Psychology PhD student at Allameh Tabatabai University,Iran.
2- Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Psychology and Education, c Tabataba’i University,Tehran,Iran.
3- professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences Iran University of Medical Sciences,Tehran,Iran.
4- Associate Professor, Department of measurement, College of Psychology and Education, Allameh Tabataba’i University,Tehran,Iran.
5- Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Psychology and Education, Allameh Tabataba’i University,Tehran,Iran.
Abstract:   (3928 Views)
Introduction: It is essential that education and learning be based on its natural way (brain) in order to fill the gap between the items which are learned by executive functions at school. Brain compatible learning considers how natural learning takes place. It seeks to change the frame to make an effective teaching based on the structure and functions of human brain. The main purpose of this study consisted of the determination of the effectiveness of brain compatible learning on cognitive flexibility and selective attention of executive functions elementary school students.
Method: Type of the project was unequal control group design from quasi – experimental design. The target sample was chosen from 38 fourth grade students from the statistical society which consisted of all male students in a private elementary school in the district 5 of Tehran in the academic year of 2015-2016. Pre-test and post-test data were collected by using Stroop test and were analyzed by independent T test.
Results: Data analysis showed that brain compatible learning has been effective on increased cognitive flexibility and selective attention of the fourth graders.
Conclusion: Considering variant activities based on brain compatible learning, the students’ mind obtained the capacity for changing mind focus among different stimuli and the flexibility increased. Also smart instruction and smart learning which create the ground for selective attention in the learning process is the result of brain compatible learning for both teachers and students.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/03/4 | Accepted: 2017/06/6 | Published: 2017/09/23

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