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Problem-Based Learning and Proprioception

Author(s): Boris Aberšek

Book Description

Contemporary teaching and learning methods based on cognitive neuroscience deal with such questions as “How do we think?” and “How do we learn?” or “How does the human memory work?”. Innovative approaches in this field tackle the subject of human mentality by connecting discoveries from a range of disciplines that shed light on cognitive occurrences and the learning process. Especially over the last decade, one of the key trends in this field has focused on the connection between humans and machines (technologies) and, more concretely, on the link between human and artificial intelligence. Contemporary technologies based on AI will undoubtedly play a critical role in shaping the society of the future.

This book, which is the final part of a trilogy on research in the area of philosophy of education, following Virtual Teacher: Cognitive Approach to e-Learning Material, and Cognitive Education and Transdisciplinary Models for Teaching, embarks on an ambitious journey of providing potential explanations of how to optimally meet the needs and requirements of our future society. Thus, the primary purpose of this book is to shed light on issues related to teaching and learning based on contemporary trends and approaches from the field of information and communication technologies and artificial intelligence. Furthermore, it relates the above to the set-up of modern learning environments, whether they are referred to as intelligent learning materials (e-learning materials), intelligent tutoring systems (ITS), or learning management systems (LMS). With this in mind, a universal meta-model (cognitive machine) for a contemporary transdisciplinary learning strategy is proposed here, based on cybernetic theory and methods of AI. The book may well provoke cognitive dissonance and intellectual unease, as it explores cognitive theories and inspires researchers and teachers to update and invigorate some of the theories that have been embedded in their minds since their own school years. In order for this to happen, it provides readers with many valuable insights and introduces new experiences resulting from alternative teaching practices.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-1133-0
ISBN-10: 1-5275-1133-2
Date of Publication: 01/08/2018
Pages / Size: 225 / A5
Price: £61.99


Boris Aberšek holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Philosophy. He is Full Professor at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Maribor, Slovenia. He is the author of many books and publications, with most of his research in recent years focused around teaching and learning processes and strategies based on philosophy of mind, cognitive science, and the use of artificial intelligence methods in creating and developing intelligent learning environments.