Body and Didactics. Possible directions of international research

CATIA GIACONI, MARIA BEATRIZ RODRIGUES, PIER GIUSEPPE ROSSI, SIMONE APARACIDA CAPELLINI, RODOLFO VASTOLA

Abstract


The paper investigates the role of the body in didactics. It looks up for points of contact between the functional sceneries of the classroom and some recent approaches, such like simplexity, neurosciences and enactivism. The two experiments presented they aim to demonstrate the importance of body awareness to improve the didactic quality. The first experience used a SenseWear Armband that provided data about the energetic expenditure of a teacher during diff erent activities in a lesson. Th e second experiment relied on a neurofeedback device integrated to a sensor, it detected body temperature with the aim of understanding the role of the body in the process of self-regulation-learning and management of attention and arousal.


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