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Ученето в природонаучното познание и страхът от провал
Learning in Nature and Science and the Fair of Failure

Author(s): Nikolay Tsankov, Veska Guyviiska
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Education, Sociology, School education, Vocational Education, Adult Education, Higher Education , History of Psychology, Social psychology and group interaction, Psychoanalysis, Social development, Social differentiation, Family and social welfare, Social Informatics, Social Norms / Social Control, Inclusive Education / Inclusion
Published by: Национално издателство за образование и наука „Аз-буки“
Keywords: nature and science education and studies; learning; fear; barrier; thinking; understanding; cognitive niche

Summary/Abstract: The main problem discussed in this article is related to the reasons as to how and why fear dominates students’ learning process in education institutions. A right approach toward the topic requires first an investigation of the cognitive aspects of fear, especially when we talk about nature and science knowledge and studies. The research reveals and analyses the main concept characteristics of fear, connected to different ways of thinking and understanding the learning process. Some fear barriers of the learning process have been outlined. The empirical defense of the ideas is based on the research ideas of Daniel Kahneman, an Israeli-American psychologist, and his work on the psychology of judgment and decision-making in conditions of inexplicitness. The empirical data used for the research includes inquiries into students and teachers’ opinion of fear of learning. It is based on the concept of cognitive niches in thinking, which become barriers to learning. In the field of natural science education this problem deserves special attention.

  • Issue Year: 27/2018
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 292-300
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Bulgarian