THE HABITS OF MIND AND THE BRAIN GYM FOR ENHANCEMENT OF TEACHERS’ COMMUNICATIVE-TEACHING COMPETENCE

Giuseppa Cappuccio, Giuseppa Compagno

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The hints offered both by Neuroeducation research and by the theories on the mind, within the national scientific debate, encourage reflection on possible ways of implementing the teaching / learning process.

Communicative teaching approaches such the Brain-based ones, with particular reference to ‘Brain-gym’ (Mac Lean, 1975, Dennison, 2010) and educational activities aimed at developing the Habits of Mind (Costa & Kallick, 2008) are the keynotes of the present research, carried out with 385 secondary school teachers working in the province of Caltanissetta during the school year 2020/2021. Through the research process we wanted to verify the validity of the Brain-based model in order to enhance didactic communication reinforcing teachers’ linguistic-pragmatic skill and communicative-teaching competence.


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Neuroeducation, Habits of mind, Brain Gym, linguistic and communicative skill, Communica-tive Didactics.

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