Saturday, March 15, 2014

Education and different culture influence children's understanding of the human body

According to a psychology study conducted at the University of East Anglia published in the British Journal of Developmental Psychology, states that the various experiences of life, cultures and death helps the children's understanding of the human body and also its function. This study concludes that the children of four and five years can understand and learn about the human body and how it works to keep one alive. This is an important issue because this helps the children to understand different biological facts. Dr Panagiotaki, a lecturer in psychology, explains, “These findings have educational implications as current teaching is not based on the key concepts of life and the body as a life machine. They suggest that we can teach children more systematically about the human body, the function of vital organs and the concepts of life and death as a biological process as early as five years old.”

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