Neuroscience Basis of Context in Multimedia Enhanced Problem-Based STEM Learning


  • David Devraj Kumar STEM Education Laboratory, College of Education, Florida Atlantic University, Florida USA.


Context, Multimedia, Neuroscience, Problem-Based Learning, STEM


The role of context in problem-based learning (PBL) in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is briefly explored from the point of view of ongoing developments in neuroscience. Context of learning plays a very important part in how people learn meaningfully in PBL situations. An understanding of the nature and design of the humancomputer (or technology-cognition) interface is also important to understand the relationship between the hippocampus, context, and multimedia in PBL. With cautious optimism, the neuroscience aspect of how multimedia augmented contexts support PBL could be viewed as a promising area for research and development not only in STEM education, but also in other subject areas.


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