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How the Brain Learns: Implications for Teaching and Learning
Recent neuroscience findings shed new light on the external and internal factors that affect acquiring, processing, and learning new knowledge. Two leaders in the field of metacognition (knowing about knowing) will review what science now tells us about the learning process and share concrete classroom strategies and methods that are informed by that science.
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Find Out What’s Going On Inside Your Students’ Heads…Literally
This program provides a fascinating look at what goes on inside your students heads—and a wealth of valuable tools for turning that knowledge into better pedagogy and strong learning outcomes.
There’s much to be learned from the study of brain function that can have a profound impact on pedagogy. Recent neuroscience findings shed new light on the external and internal factors that affect acquiring, processing, and learning new knowledge.
You’ll gain greater insight into what drives the learning process in your students. That in turn will help you adapt your teaching in ways that maximize students desire and ability to learn, with improved learning outcomes as a result.
You’ll come away from this seminar with valuable perspectives on:
- How learning works
- How to apply that knowledge in the classroom
- What techniques you can employ to support your efforts
- How to get started, how to assess your results, and how to build on your successes
- How to engage other faculty in the process
During this seminar, the two presenters show that a deeper understanding of how the brain works can guide us toward pedagogy that:
- Creates a healthy environment for learning
- Structures the presentation of material for optimal comprehension
- Helps students form critical connections and elaborate on their learning
- Promotes the long-term retention of material
- Strengthens foundational learning
The seminar examines pedagogical methods that can leverage the brains natural processes to enhance learning. Specifically, it provides a toolbox of classroom techniques to help you:
- Establish an environment that promotes learning
- Dial into student motivators
- Deliver course content in ways that optimize comprehension
- Create strong foundational learning for students to build on
- Encourage the formation of critical knowledge connections and associations
- Enhance retention of course material
This seminar is based on the highest-rated session from a recent Teaching Professor Conference.
Best session of the entire conference; practiced what you preached and provided valuable tools for all. – Conference Attendee
How the Brain Learns: Implications for Teaching and Learning surveys the current landscape of neuroscience research, citing recent findings about issues including:
- How emotion and motivation contribute to learning
- How the brain receives information
- How information is sorted, processed, and prioritized
- How environmental factors contribute to the acquisition of knowledge
- How the brain physically develops as knowledge builds
- The importance of relevance and engagement in the learning environment
This presentation is a valuable professional development experience for faculty at any community college or two- or four-year college or university, regardless of discipline and regardless of career stage.
If you’re a new faculty member, it will help you hone your pedagogy with a solid understanding of the science behind the learning process.
If you’re a seasoned educator, it will provide new criteria by which to measure and, if appropriate, refine your teaching practices.
We also recommend the seminar for academic advisors, student/residence life staff, peer tutors, student success coaches, and anyone seeking to understand both the impediments to effective learning and the opportunities educators have to enhance it.
Order today and gain concrete classroom strategies and methods that are informed by recent science.
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