Re-Thinking Evaluation in the Era of Neuroscience

Re-Thinking Evaluation in the Era of Neuroscience

Adriana V. Braescu
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2314-8.ch015
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The main goal of any form of life is survival, by any means. All the processes happening in any life form obey this only rule of survival. Humans are the most sophisticated – not necessarily in the good sense of the word – in making this survival as complicated as possible. Authors developed intricate systems of evaluation, quotients – of intelligence, of emotion, of consciousness, etc. – and tried to fix in little boxes, like a skilled worker that deals with any machinery – each component of life, without even understanding what life is. It is a time when evaluation has to be reconsidered - in the context of a failed world.
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Teaching And Evaluation In The Era Of Neuroscience

One of the most important, hard, time & energy consuming activity is training the offspring for survival – no matter if animal or human. Evolutionary speaking, this is our bet for the future, for the immortality, which some adorn with all kind of emotions, in order to find a more spiritual reason for this quite mundane preoccupation.

Key Terms in this Chapter

Neuroscience: Interdisciplinary science of the nervous system.

Neuromyth: A false statement about nervous system functioning, derived from a scientific source.

Evaluation: A systematic determination of a subject’s acquisition of knowledge, using criteria governed by a set of standards.

Education: Bring out or lead forth the mind; the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs and abilities.

Pedagogy: Theory and practice of learning.

Neuroimaging: Different techniques for structural or / and functional imaging of the nervous system.

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