You’re invited to attend a live broadcast of an online seminar on How the Brain Learns: Implications for Teaching and Learning.
When: October 8, 2013, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Scott Library Room 200A
The presenters, Leslie Myers, M.Ed, and Melissa Terlicki, Ph.D. will survey 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
With those findings as a backdrop, they’ll examine pedagogical methods that can leverage the brain’s natural processes to enhance learning. Specifically, they will provide 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
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.
Seating is limited, so please email Dr. Tony Frisby at Anthony.Frisby@jefferson to reserve your spot.