1.2 Cognition and learning

Eva Falk-Nilsson, Damien Walmsley, Mark Brennan, Deborah M. Fournier, Birgit Junfin Glass, Karl Haden, Henk Kersten, Laura Neumann, Grace Ong Hui Lian, Kerstin Petersson

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This theme is concerned with the relevance and efficacy of educational methods adopted in dental schools while recognizing the influence of geopolitical issues in different countries and regions. Particular emphasis will be given to examples of best practices and innovations. Cognition and learning are dealt with in many different research areas such as education, psychology, cognitive sciences, brain research, neurolinguistics, gender, etc. and comprise the theoretical foundation for the philosophies, principles and methods underlying the dental education system. Educational methods are many and mixed. This group has used existing knowledge, personal experiences and current literature together with some of the material from the DentEd visits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-32
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Journal of Dental Education
Issue numberSUPP.3
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Cognition and learning
  • Curriculumcontent and different structures
  • Educational methods and principles and effect on cognitiveprocessing
  • Examples of best practices
  • Information and communication technology
  • Scientific evidence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Dentistry(all)


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