The effectiveness of teaching based on educational neuroscience strategies on mathematical performance of working children

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  • Parvaneh Amiripour Islamic Azad University
  • Rouhollah Khodabandelou Alzahra University

Abstract

Previous studies have shown that working children are at risk of financial, cultural, and educational damages due to the street-working and street-living conditions. In Iran, the issue of educating the working children has always been a concern for the community officials. Due to the conditions that working children have in Iran, they suffer from academic failure, especially in subjects such as mathematics. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of teaching based on educational neuroscience strategies on the mathematical performance of working children. Therefore, through Pre‐test‐Post‐test control group design, the ten steps of educational neuroscience strategies were implemented for 23 male and female Afghan children in two basic mathematical topics of the third-grade elementary school. In contrast, in the control group, 20 male and female Afghan children were assigned into the same grade and undergone the traditional instruction of the same topics in the two educational centers of working children in Molavi and Naser Khosrow districts in Tehran. The ANCOVA test results obtained from the researcher-made mathematical test showed that the instruction based on educational neuroscience strategies were effective on the mathematical performance of working children .It is suggested that teachers pay more attention to the individual-learning differences of the working children in using the steps of neuroscience-based instruction, in order to prevent their academic failure, and constantly take the right steps in teaching based on educational neuroscience strategies, all of the other courses like in mathematics

Author Biographies

Parvaneh Amiripour, Islamic Azad University

Department of mathematics, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran 

Rouhollah Khodabandelou, Alzahra University

Postdoctoral Researcher- Department of Education, Faculty of Psychology and Education, Akzahar University, Tehran, Iran

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2019-05-27

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