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Brain Research and brain-based learning




12 Design Principles Based on Brain-based Learning Research
By Jeffery A. Lackney, Ph.D.
Based on a workshop facilitated by Randall Fielding, AIA


Brain-based learning

This learning theory is based on the structure and function of the brain. As long as the brain is not prohibited from fulfilling its normal processes, learning will occur.


Enhance learning with technology

" No two children are alike. An enriched environment for one is not necessarily enriched for another. "

No two children learn in the identical way.
In the classroom we should teach children to think for themselves.
One way is to group children so they are talking to each other, they are asking questions of each other, they are learning to be teachers. One of the most important concepts for a 5 year old to know is that he or she can teach because you have to understand something to teach it."
Marian Diamonds:
Professor of Neuroanatomy at Berkeley


Learning Theory:
Brain-Based Research: How People Learn


Articles on brain research


Developing Creative/Critical Habits of Mind

"The development of creative and critical thinking is "at-risk" during school years. Unless students develop habits of using their minds well in their learning, students are unlikely to develop these habits later in life. Despite this, classroom and test questions continue to challenge students almost exclusively on the superficial level of recognizing and recalling isolated bits of information. Teachers wait and give students an average of less that a second of thinking time after asking a question and after hearing a student answer. As testing moves toward open-ended questions and, in some states, toward authentic problem-tasks, and as our students head into a future of increased change and unknown challenges, educational reform must shift the focus of learning to habits of mind associated with problem sensitivity and problem solving."

The sites on this page reflect useful work and models for doing this.


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