Learning with the Brain in Mind is applicable for anyone interested in expanding professional growth, continuing education, or understanding how we learn. Insights into brain development and its effects on learning is one of the least understood areas in education yet one of the most important in promoting healthy brain development and learning. This course balances theory and practical application, facilitating brain function with successful tips and strategies for use in and outside of the classroom. Topics include how genetics, environments, and gender affect the brain’s ability to learn and concentrate, and also how the brain’s ability to learn is influenced by sensory experiences, diet, and exercise. Information provided in this course will assist lesson design by connecting brain-compatible learning strategies to synthesis, application, and recall of prior knowledge to underpin new learning experiences.
Previously titled "Teaching with the Brain in Mind".
Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for teachers and educators interested in understanding how their students learn in order to make teaching more effective
Course Materials: Text, Brain-Based Learning: Teaching the Way Students Really Learn, 3rd edition by Eric Jensen and Liesl McConchie, available at Amazon.com or your local bookstore.
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