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Volume 22Number 1 publication date:Jun. 2009
Brain-Based Curriculum and Teaching
    Author:Chien-Ya Wang & Hsueh-Chih Chen
Research Note


The core of the education is to develop a sound brain. Recent studies of brain science may inspire teachers to guide children with effective strategies through a neurophysiology perspective. Therefore, this article which introduces brain science from micro to macro level illustrates physiological mechanism of brain learning, and describes the developing properties of the brain. The enlightenment of brain science on education as well as the limitation of its applications are discussed. The concept of Brain-Based Curriculum and Teaching (BBCT) was derived and proposed based on the discovery of brain science in learning process of mind. BBCT offers teachers a direction of teaching and individual survey. It also offers future scholars a curriculum model or an index of evaluation to be extended further.

Keywords: brain and education, brain-compatible curriculum, curriculum and teaching, cognition


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