Prevalence of Neuro Myths Among Indian School Teachers
Keywords:Neuromyths, Brain science, Cognitive science and Demographic variables
AbstractGenerally, teachers do have Psychology in their teacher training program and it is about human behaviour. Cognitive psychology refers to the study of mind and mental function with insights on brain structure and function. Teachers teaching science have an understanding that they have knowledge on brain science. Yet they do hold some myths like left-brain and right-brain, learn while you sleep etc. Based on the OECD/CERI’s project, research studies carried over in OECD countries reveal the fact about teachers holding Neuromyths. In line with the above, the researchers intend to find out the Indian school teachers’ understanding on brain science. Hence a tool had been constructed and validated and administered among schoolteachers in India. It focuses on whether teachers understand brain sciences; whether the teachers teach science holding neuromyths; whether demographic factors influence on holding neuromyths; and whether reading habit influences on understanding brain science. The schoolteachers from various states in India were identified as sample and the data were collected and analyzed on the hypotheses framed. The result is discussed on research studies reviewed.
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