The Learning Brain: From Research to Classroom Practice - TTC 114

Participants will develop an understanding of brain functioning in order to enhance student learning in the classroom. Specifically, they will understand the role of emotions, movement, attention and memory in learning, as well as the role of gender differences in how girls and boys approach learning. In addition, participants will examine how our individual perceptions of intelligence influence persistence and efficiency in learning.

Participants will experience how their own learning is enhanced through brain-friendly techniques and will review some ways in which stress might be monitored. They will also apply brain based learning theory to case studies of children in order to develop strategies for classroom use.

This five day course reflects current practice and specific classroom applications from recent research on the brain.

In order to access course materials, participants are required to bring a laptop computer with wireless internet capability and appropriate adapters to this course.