Comparing a Neurocognitive-Based Model and the Conventional Model on Learner Attention, Working Memory and Mood
Initiative Description: Students were randomly assigned to an experimental group (neurocognitive model/5P, n=38) and control group (conventional model/5E, n=38). The 5P model contained 5 steps: 1) persuasion 2) planning 3) performance 4) production 5) presentation. The 5E model comprised of 5 steps: 1) engage 2) explore 3) explain 4) elaborate 5) evaluate. Both models focused on teaching students the scientific research process. The overall attention, working memory, and mood conditioning scores of the neurocognitive model (5P) interventions were better in than in the conventional model.
Study Results: The findings revealed that the overall attention, working memory, and mood conditioning mean score of the neurocognitive-based model (5P) interventions were better than in the conventional model.
Reference: Srikoon, S., Bunterm, T., Nethanomsak, T., & Gang, T. K. (2017). A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF THE NEUROCOGNITIVE-BASED MODEL AND THE CONVENTIONAL MODEL ON LEARNER ATTENTION, WORKING MEMORY AND MOOD. Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction,14(1), 83-110.
Level of Evidence: Excellent