First International School On Mind, Brain And Education

2005 July 16-20

Summer Institute on
Mind, Brain and Education

Directors: Antonio M. Battro and Kurt W. Fischer
Program officer: María Lourdes Majdalani

Abstract: Wei Yu
FDirector of RCLS, Research Center for Learning Science, Southeast University. CHINA

Learning by doing and learning science
Since 80’s last century, Hands-on inquiry based learning in science has gradually been established as core curriculum in primary schools of many developed countries. Recent years this advanced important teaching way in science education also expands to some developing countries like China, Mexico and Malaysia etc. In China we call it Learning by Doing (LBD).
The interest coming from education practices is to investigate the relevant pedagogy. The first wave comes from constructivism particularly from Dewey and Vygotsky theories.
What insight can we draw from Learning Science (Neuro-education), a new emerging interdisciplinary field?
Several aspects will be raised and discussed on this presentation. For example:
1. What is learning from the view of learning science?
2. What is the role of motivation?
3. Memories and construction mind
4. Emotion competency and Learning by Doing.
It would not be possible to clearly answer those questions now, but some stimulation I want to propose to support the LBD from the view of pedagogy.