EiKlar

Head and Coordination

Team

Duration

04/2020 – 03/2023

Project EiKlar

EEG in the Classroom

The project aims at a better understanding of cognitive, affective and behavioral teaching-learning processes using neurophysiological measures and their relation to various teaching methods and quality characteristics.

The EiKlar project (EEG in the classroom) focuses on the simultaneous measurement of cognitive, affective and behavioral learning process variables. The project draws on neurophysiological methods to study cognitive learning processes. The overall aim of the project is a better and more fine-grained understanding of the learning processes in classrooms and their relation to various teaching methods and quality characteristics. One focus is the differences in the learning processes between low- and high-performing learners.

Cognitive process variables that are relevant to learning (e.g. attention) have almost exclusively been examined in the context of highly controlled laboratory settings. However, learning in schools or universities is far more dynamic, complex and interactive. Therefore this project uses small, portable EEG devices, which are well suited for working with children, to assess neural correlates of learning. These devices do not significantly disrupt the learning process while having the advantage of capturing cognitive processes with a high resolution.