Study of the attitude of students towards new technological contexts and neuroscience progress

Fátima Llamas Salguero, Pilar Martín Lobo, Silvia Pradas Montilla, Marta Gil Nájera


Introduction: Technology and Neuroscience have formed a strong collaboration to improve education. The effective use of information and communication technologies (ITC) in education practice requires that both students and teachers maintain a positive attitude towards these technologies, and develop their use in educational contexts to update teaching methodologies based on educational neuroscience and neuropsychology. Thus, the use of ITC requires a positive attitude when using these tools during the teaching-learning process, as a starting point to improve the quality of the process. The article was written in the year 2016 in the faculty of Education of the Universidad Internancional de la Rioja. Methodology:  The aim of this study is to analyse the student´s attitudes towards the use of new technologies in the primary school classroom. We designed a questionnaire and gave it to 1.770 students aged between 1—12 years from 50 CEIP (Infant and Primary schools). Result: In general, the results show that whilst students between 11-12 years do not show a rejection of the use of ITC, a low percentage of these demonstrate that they would prefer to use them in a group. Conclusions: We conclude that an adequate use the use of ITC in the classroom would depend on the predisposition of the students, and the knowledge of the technologies and their use by the teachers and students. Therefore, it is recommended that ITC is implemented in the classroom in order to improve the teaching-learning process and to incorporate new methodologies from neuroscience research.

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ITC; Student; Teacher; Innovation; Learning; Neuropsychology;

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