Title: Study on brain plasticity through the learning model for improvement of biology learning motivation

Authors: Il-Sun Lee; Yong-Ju Kwon

Addresses: Korea National University of Education, 250 Taeseongtabyeon-ro, Heungdeok-gu, Cheongju-si, Chungbuk 28173, South Korea ' Korea National University of Education, 250 Taeseongtabyeon-ro, Heungdeok-gu, Cheongju-si, Chungbuk 28173, South Korea

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to confirm brain plasticity through a learning model for improving learning motive based on the brain reward system in biology education. The Midbrain-Orbitofrontal-cortex-Striatum (MOSt) model is a learning model for improving learning motivation based on the brain reward system. Through the MOSt model, researchers confirmed whether learning motivation improved and brain plasticity occurred. Twenty-seven ninth grade students participated in this research. The MOSt model was applied to the experimental group and the 5E learning cycle model was applied to the control group. The degree of network connection in the brain reward system measured learning motivation before and after applying the learning model for learning biology. According to results of the study, the MOSt model improved learning motivation and increased the degree of brain reward system network connection in biology class. The learning model for improving learning motive based on the brain reward system brought about student brain plasticity.

Keywords: learning motivation; biology learning; brain plasticity; learning model; MOSt model; brain-based learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKL.2016.084740

International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, 2016 Vol.11 No.4, pp.264 - 272

Available online: 20 Jun 2017 *

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