How in-service teachers perceive neuroscience as connected to education: An exploratory study

Amauri Betini Bartoszeck , Flavio Kulevicz Bartoszeck

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Bartoszeck, A.B., & Bartoszeck, F.K. (2012). How in-service teachers perceive neuroscience as connected to education: An exploratory study. European Journal of Educational Research, 1(4), 301-319. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.1.4.301

Bartoszeck A.B., and Bartoszeck F.K. 2012 'How in-service teachers perceive neuroscience as connected to education: An exploratory study', European Journal of Educational Research , vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 301-319. Available from:

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Bartoszeck, Amauri Betini and Bartoszeck, Flavio Kulevicz . "How in-service teachers perceive neuroscience as connected to education: An exploratory study". (2012)European Journal of Educational Research 1, no. 4(2012): 301-319. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.1.4.301


This exploratory study is concerned about the extent to which a sample of 163 pre-school, primary and secondary Brazilian school teachers, expressed their opinion on how neuroscience might help their teaching and pupils´ learning. Evaluation instruments for Brazilian pupils were analysed. Two questionnaires were completed by the teachers. Results of a quantitative analysis indicated that in general teachers believe that neuroscience may contribute to the teaching and learning of their subject matter. An outline for an elective neuroscience and education course is presented. Educational implications are discussed.

Keywords: Teaching, learning, educational neuroscience, teachers


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