NATURAL RESOURCES AND TECHNOLOGIES IN EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES NATURAL RESOURCES AND TECHNOLOGIES IN EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES

Education in Times of Accelerated Technological Development

V.L. Popov (editor), Berlin University of Technology

This book is concerned with philosophical and physiological aspects of educational activities in the times of a global crisis that has three aspects: (1) a civilisation crisis caused by accelerated technological development, (2) a biosphere-ecological crisis, and (3) the crisis of anthropocentric world view.

The authors believe that to meet the educational challenges of the future it is necessary to take a systematic and scientifically grounded approach to teaching. In our book we present neurological and physiological findings that are relevant to understanding the process of learning, its limitations, and the contexts in which learning proceeds quickly, or grinds to a halt. Various types of learning and the associated physiological responses are presented, and the consequences for the design of learning programs and environments are discussed.

Contents

Foreword of the editor of the English edition

I. Introduction

II. Three great recognitions of the 20th century

III. "Dimensions" of vital activity space

IV. The functional organization of the neocortex

V. The phenomena of superconsciousness, consciousness

and subconsciousness

VI. A graphical representation of some forms of

cognition and human activity in the three-dimensional

space VII. Three space dimensions of the human mind

according to N.G. Zagoruiko: wisdom, reason, will

VIII. The structure of a single elementary event of

cognition within natural educational technology

IX. Natural resources for the intensification of human

cognitive activity and natural educational technologies

X. Resources of individual cognitive activity References

Index