International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online)

The Nature of Learning: Implications for School Curriculum
Dr. Miraç ÖZAR

Learning is one of the natural phenomenons of the universe. In light of the new technological developments, especially in the field of imaging like FMRI, many of our theories, definitions, methods and ideas about thenature of learning and human brain are being challenged. There are a number of parameters that influence learning process. In this paper, the effects of physical exercise and diet and nutiritionon on learning have been examined. Scientific data suggest that extra physical activities incorporated into school curriculum could increase academic achievement even if curricular time for so-called academic subjects is curtailed. As per the impact of diet and nutrition on learning, research findings have indicated that saturated fats and simple sugars cause cognitive impairment. Therefore, it would be highly recommended that fast and fried foods, chemically processed menu must be banned at schools. In light of the research findings as per the the effects of physical exercise and diet and nutiritionon on learning, a number of suggestions have been made for teachers, curriculum developers and education leaders.

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