“What-when-where-why-how” education: education based on neural pathways
JING Xiujuan1, WANG Yifeng2
1. Tianfu College, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Chengdu 610052, Sichuan Province, China；2. Institute of Brain and Psychological Sciences, Sichuan Normal University, Chengdu 610066, Sichuan Province, China
Abstract：Education should follow the rules of brain functions. Education on “what” “when” “where” “why” and “how” is proposed based on investigations into neural pathways in the brain. The “what-when-where-why-how” education is applicable to the teaching of all disciplines, emphasizing the comprehensiveness and integration of knowledge and the integration of knowledge and practice, which further accords with the principle of brain function and the materialistic cognitive law of “practice-cognition-practice”. The characteristics of “what-when-where-why-how” education determine that it plays critical roles in improving students' scientific literacy, life and scientific research skills, and stimulating their original innovation ability. The implementation of “what-when-where-why-how” education is a systematic project, which needs to establish a complete education system from the aspects of training teachers, compiling textbooks, activating classes, and strengthening science popularization and social guidance.