Jun 25, 2019  
2019-20 Catalog 
    
2019-20 Catalog

EDTR 223 - The Learner’s Brain


Examines the current research on brain based learning combining neuroscience, education, and psychology. Active learning techniques will be emphasized. Students will be introduced to a variety of brain based research in several different areas including mindset, meditation and mindfulness, resilience, information processing, and the concept of transfer. Students will also be introduced to some of the basic tenants of brain based learning including basic brain anatomy, brain plasticity, mindset, social and emotional learning, the role of trust and safety, authentic learning opportunities, the role of effort in learning, the biology of learning, the role of stress and sleep on learning and memory, and how to integrate these concepts into our daily classroom routines and activities. This course is repeatable three times. The amount of credit awarded shall be one credit hour each time the student successfully completes the course up to a maximum of four credit hours. Pass/Fail grades will be given. Prerequisite(s): None.
(PCS 1.6, 1 credit hour - 1 hour lecture, 0 hours lab)