The Effects of Brain-Based Training on Learning and Retention of Life Skills in Adolescents


Department of Education & Psychology, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran


Introduction: Brain-based teaching is the implementation of principles and strategies derived from an understanding of the brain to enhance learning. Authors in this research investigated the effects of brain-based training on learning and retention of life skills in adolescents. Methods: This experimental study was designed as pre- post-test with a control group model and was conducted at the Center for Intellectual Development of Children and Adolescents in Iran/Isfahan in the academic year2014-2015. Two groups were selected using random cluster sampling. During the research process, the experimental group received a brain-based training package (in 10 sessions) while the control group continued with their regular training. Results: Multivariate analysis of covariance (MANCOVA) was used to compare the pre-test and post-test results. A significant difference between the two groups of this study was observed in learning (F= 22.906, P<0.01) and retention (F=34.744, P<0.01). Conclusion: Findings imply that brain-based training had more effect on students 'learning and retention than the traditional training.  


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