The Art of Changing the Brain: Enriching Teaching by Exploring the Biology of Learning
Neuroscience tells us that the products of the mind--thought, emotions, artistic creation--are the result of the interactions of the biological brain with our senses and the physical world: in short, that thinking and learning are the products of a biological process.
This realization, that learning actually alters the brain by changing the number and strength of synapses, offers a powerful foundation for rethinking teaching practice and one's philosophy of teaching.
James Zull invites teachers in higher education or any other setting to accompany him in his exploration of what scientists can tell us about the brain and to discover how this knowledge can influence the practice of teaching. He describes the brain in clear non-technical language and an engaging conversational tone, highlighting its functions and parts and how they interact, and always relating them to the real world of the classroom and his own evolution as a teacher.
"The Art of Changing the Brain" is grounded in the practicalities and challenges of creating effective opportunities for deep and lasting learning, and of dealing with students as unique learners.
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An informative book that provides evidence supportive of theories of experiential learning (Boud, Keough & Walker, Peter Heron). Read full review
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"The Art of Changing the Brain" is a extrememly important book for those interested in teaching or learning. It begins with a fascinating comparison of brain activity and stages of learning - but if ... Read full review
LEARNING IS PHYSICALWE CAN UNDERSTAND
PART I FOUNDATIONS
THE NATURAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BRAIN STRUCTURE AND LEARNING
BRAIN CONNECTIONS THAT CHANGE DATA INTO KNOWLEDGE
4 OUR TRADE AND OUR ART EVOLUTION OF THE BRAIN AND MOTIVATION OF THE LEARNER
IN THE BUSINESS OF REASON AND MEMORY FEELINGS COUNT
SUMMARY OF PART I
PART II KNOWLEDGE NEURONAL NETWORKS CHANGE AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE TEACHER
PART III USING MORE OF THE CEREBRAL CORTEX TO DEEPEN LEARNING
USING THE POWER OF THE SENSORY BRAIN TO HELP PEOPLE LEARN
9 WAITING FOR UNITY HELPING PEOPLE COMPREHEND THEIR EXPERIENCE
CREATING KNOWLEDGE BY USING THE INTEGRATIVE FRONTAL CORTEX
USING THE MOTOR BRAIN TO CLOSE THE LOOP OF LEARNING
CHANGING THE BRAIN THROUGH EFFECTIVE USE OF EMOTION
SUMMARY OF PART III
TO BEGIN FIND OUT ABOUT EXISTING NEURON NETWORKS
7 ONLY CONNECT HOW TEACHERS CAN CHANGE NEURONAL NETWORKS
SUMMARYOF PART II
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