Brain-Based Aspects of Cognitive Learning Approaches in Second Language Learning

Alireza Navid Moghaddam, Seyed Mahdi Araghi

Abstract


Language learning process is one of the complicated behaviors of human beings which has called many scholars and experts 'attention especially after the middle of last century by the advent of cognitive psychology that later on we see its implication to education. Unlike previous thought of schools, cognitive psychology deals with the way in which the human mind controls learning. Although it was great development on the way of understanding the nature of learning, cognitive psychologists were criticized by other approaches that this caused mush evolution in cognitivism. On the other hand by the rapid growth of technology our understanding of brain has increased, therefore we know its functions and structures even while working. Neuroscience and its implications to educational domain has been increasing time to time, it means neuroscience and education never were so close to each other. Meanwhile, Brain-based researchers can confirm many learning theories that introduced during the educational great efforts of cognitive and non-cognitive approaches. This paper argues in favor of application of those approaches to language classrooms utilizing as guarantee some of the main perception from brain-based learning theories.


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/elt.v6n5p55

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English Language Teaching       ISSN 1916-4742 (Print)   ISSN  1916-4750 (Online)

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