Modern brain-research has enabled us to observe and understand the human brain better than ever. A deeper understanding of the brain's components while engaged enables educators to not only facilitate the learning process by engaging attention and emotion, but also to identify and coordinate to mitigate potentially devastating deficits that negatively impact cognition and the learning process.
This program exposed me to modern brain-research that has increased my awareness of classroom practices and design concepts that enhance teaching capacity. This program has also made me aware of typical brain development as a person ages, and common problems that impair our ability to learn.
Knowledge about typical brain development and its impact on education
Improve classrooms using concepts proven to enhance emotion and learning, memory, attention, cognitive development, learning differences, literacy, and numeracy
Identify problems and deficits that impact learning and methods of collaboration for solutions to the problems
Focused on the brain, this program has exposed me to modern neuro-scientific discoveries that improve teaching and learning by effectively engaging student cognition and by attentively noticing serious problems that indicate brain-deficits that impact student academic performance. Besides improving learning environments and teaching practices, this program has also provided me with a deep understanding of typical brain development from infancy to adulthood, including the importance of facilitating crucial stages in development that affect both verbal and numerical literacy throughout life.