Eighth International School On Mind, Brain And Education

2013 July 30 - August 04

Science Education
in the Digital Era

Directors: Antonio M. Battro, Kurt W. Fischer and Diego Golombek
Program officer: MarĂ­a Lourdes Majdalani

Abstract: Katsumi Watanabe
Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology RCAST, Tokyo University, JAPAN

Digitalization of education from a cognitive-science perspective
Advances in digital media and networking and consequential digitalization have started to permeate virtually all occasions of education, learning, and teaching (e.g., digital textbooks, digital museums, etc). Digitalization of education is said to allow the enrichment of educational contents (via multimodal presentation), hands-on studies that connect scientific knowledge with everyday experiences, mobile learning and more. Recent studies have shown possible effects of such changes in human mind and brain. Based on recent findings, I plan to discuss possible implications and directions of education in the digital era from a cognitive-science perspective.