The details of her talk:
 
Promoting Neuroeducation as a Trans-disciplinary Field
 
Abstract:

The Pilot Project “Learning By Doing (LBD)” is an Inquiry Based Science Education and Learning(IBSE) in Kindergartens and Primary Schools (5-12years) in China,which has been co-initiated by Ministry of Education and China Association for Science and Technology in Aug. 2001, aimed at promoting the children’s science education as well as their holistic development and wellbeing. After 10 years’ practice, LBD reach out to 22 provinces and benefiting over 200,000 students and Thousands teachers. LBD has become a sound foundation for revising the National Standard of Science Education in Primary Schools and promoting the national policy changing on early child development. LBD has got Purkwa Price in 2006 and the First Class Award of Education Research from MOE, China in 2010.

The unique character of LBD is to apply the research of Neuroeducation to IBSE. Just one year later to initiating LBD, in 2002 Research Center of Learning Science has been founded at Southeast University. The trans-disciplinary research on Neuroeducation not only can support the pedagogy of IBSE but also create scientific tools applying to measuring learning outcome in classroom practices. Four series of instruments and software are being developed in our center: (1) Multiuser On-line Assessment and Record System for Inquiry-Based Education, its core technology includes Inquiry-Based Teaching Pedagogy, teaching and learning materials. The system can provide the response opportunity to over 40 learners (students or teachers in training, see the attached picture), the teacher can record the answers from all learners at same time and analysis it on-line in order to know the learners’ cognitive outcomes and learning progression to provide the prompt teaching and learning contents with suitable Inquiry-Based Education methods. (2) Social Emotional Competence Assessment System, in which the recent research will be focused on empathy and communication. In addition to the traditional questionnaire, this system will also utilize the physiological signal analysis, behavior analysis and the facial expression recognition, such that the assessment of empathy as well as the related social emotional competence becomes more reliable. (3) Evaluating Executive Function System. Virtual reality created by computer and the wearable EEG senor measuring connected to database form the major parts of the system. (4) Estimating key concept proficiency system. Virtual reality created by computer and the EEG/ERP technology are combined together.

All above measuring is aimed to support education pedagogy changing with evidence based data, which may record the development pathway of learners and reflect the progress of learners during IBSE activities. Such Systems can be accessed also via internet.

  • Professor An Baosheng
    Before 2006, professor An has contributed to education information. He was honoured as The Dean of Beijing Normal University Academe for Education Information and Network Technology (2001-2005); The Vice Dean of National Research Centre of Distance Education for Teachers (2002-2005); The member of Expert Committee for National IT Education for Teacher (2002-2005); The Advisor on Education IT for of Beijing Academy of Education Sciences (2002-2005).

    From 2006, his works have been concentrated on educational research of engineering and technology. Professor An had directed the foundation of School of Engineering and Technology at BNUZ. The school has been cooperated with AQSIQ (General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China) in Zhuhai and built lab system which core is three national level laboratories on production design and detection and biology. His group and lab systems have important role in STEM research. The investigations of STEM ‘5L’ teaching method had been succeeded. Professor An is invited as a member of STEM2012 conference program committee.

    Keynote Speech for STEM2012

    Title:Investigations of STEM '5L' Teaching Method

  • The details of his talk:
     
    Investigations of STEM '5L' Teaching Method
     
    Abstract:

    The report introduces the research, practice and achievements of the investigations on STEM educational methods at School of Engineering and Technology of BNUZ in the last six years. Conclusions include three parts, as shown below:

    1) Introduction of '5L' teaching method. '5L' is the abbreviation of ‘Learning by playing, learning by observing, learning by travelling, learning by practice, learning by research.’ The report analyzed functions for each one of 5L and it also concluded the model.

    2) In the report, environments of education were provided such as laboratories, instruments, as well as soft environments. They are the keys taking the '5L' teaching methods available into practice. The school has been cooperated with AQSIQ (General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China) and built high level lab system which core is three national level laboratories More than ten training bases were built outside school as well.

    3) Under the directions of '5L' teaching method, great successes are shown by the undergraduate students in technical researches, product inventions and matches and competitions. The faculties also have a series of breakthroughs in designing key equipments for STEM labs.

    All above measuring is aimed to support education pedagogy changing with evidence based data, which may record the development pathway of learners and reflect the progress of learners during IBSE activities. Such Systems can be accessed also via internet.

    2nd International STEM in Education Conference• Beijing, China • 24-27 November, 2012
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