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Brain-Based Learning

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Brain-Based Learning

  1. 1. Teaching with the brain in mind
  2. 2.  The definition of Brain Based Learning(BBL) How the Brain Learns The Rules of Learning Important Aspects of BBL What Some Experts Say
  3. 3. Brain based learning is: …simply the engagement of strategies based on body/mind/brain research (Jenson, n.d.)
  4. 4.  Engagement Repetition Input Quantity Coherence Timing Error Correction(Jensen 2005)
  5. 5.  Emotions Movement SocialInteraction Learning Environment Motivation(Jenson, 2005)
  6. 6. Stand if you agree Sit if you disagree1. Emotions do not affect student learning.2. Movement is an important aspect of learning.3. Students should spend most of their time learning in a social setting.4. The brain is flexible and can learn anywhere.5. Intrinsic motivation is key to learning.
  7. 7.  Pros  BBL has proven to be effective with ELL and students with special needs. (Connell 2009)  BBL has proven to more effective then traditional teaching models (Dunman 2010) Cons  BBL is nothing new. (Eggen & Kauckak 2013)  Many finding are false and misleading. (McCall 2012)  Teachers only have “bits and pieces” of information. (Sparks 2012)
  8. 8.  The definition of Brain Based Learning(BBL) How the Brain Learns The Rules of Learning Important Aspects of BBL What Some Experts Say
  9. 9. Connell, J.D. (2009). The Global Aspect of Brain Based Learning. educationalHORIZONS, Fall 2009, 88(1), 28 – 39.Dunman, B. (2010). The Effects of Brain Based Learning on the Academic Achievement of Students with Different Learning Styles. Education Sciences: Theory and Practice, 10 (4), 2077-2103.Jensen, E. (2005). Teaching with the Brain in Mind (2nd Edition). Alexandria, VA: Associations for Supervision & Curriculum Development.Jenson, E. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.jensenlearning.com/what-is-brain-based-research.phpMcCall, L.A. (2012). Brain-Based Pedagogy in Today’s Diverse Classrooms: A Perfect Fit – But Be Carful! Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin, Spring 2012, 78(3), 42-47.Sparks, S.D. (2012). Teachers Need a Lesson in Neuroscience, Experts Say. Education Week, 31(33), 16-17.

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