Proposal Title

How Understanding the Brain Informs Teaching and Enhances Learning

Proposal Abstract

Abstract:

Teachers encounter children in the classroom with diverse challenges that arise from a spectrum of neurological dysfunctions. Despite ‘Brain Based Learning’ becoming a part of the common vernacular, teacher education programs are left to face the challenge of preparing teachers to understand, recognize and address these needs. Biological adaptation of various Neuronal networks within various specialized Cortical and subcortical cerebral regions will be explored, and applied to specific classroom strategies.

Outcomes.

Participants will:

  • Recognize areas of the brain and their functions
  • Match specific tasks to areas of the brain
  • Differentiate between specific and integrated brain function
  • Create a lesson plan applying theories of brain based learning

Location

Room 2002

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 25th, 2:00 PM Mar 25th, 2:45 PM

How Understanding the Brain Informs Teaching and Enhances Learning

Room 2002

Abstract:

Teachers encounter children in the classroom with diverse challenges that arise from a spectrum of neurological dysfunctions. Despite ‘Brain Based Learning’ becoming a part of the common vernacular, teacher education programs are left to face the challenge of preparing teachers to understand, recognize and address these needs. Biological adaptation of various Neuronal networks within various specialized Cortical and subcortical cerebral regions will be explored, and applied to specific classroom strategies.

Outcomes.

Participants will:

  • Recognize areas of the brain and their functions
  • Match specific tasks to areas of the brain
  • Differentiate between specific and integrated brain function
  • Create a lesson plan applying theories of brain based learning