We take for granted that our brains are the primary hub for learning activity, yet how much do we really know about how the brain works? By increasing our knowledge of the brain, we can become more deliberate and effective educators. In short, it’s time for us to become students again and enroll in Brains 101.
This workshop will inspire and inform your work with students, whether you are an administrator, faculty member, or other higher education staff. Through a combination of interactive lecture and practical analysis, you will leave this workshop with the skills and knowledge needed to become a brain-based educator. Be warned, once you put on your brain-based glasses, the world will never look the same!
By the end of this workshop, you will know or be able to:
- Situate brain-based teaching and learning within a larger model of holistic pedagogy.
- Compare the opportunities and limitations of teaching with the brain in mind.
- Describe the fundamental elements of the brain and nervous system.
- Analyze common educational challenges in the context of the nervous system and generate brain-based solutions.
- Define stress and understand its physiological mechanisms.
- Discuss the major findings of neuroeducation and develop an action plan to apply these on your campus or in your classroom.
- Think, Pair, Share Discussions
- Interactive Lecture
- Journaling and Reflection
- Scenario Analysis
- Development of Action Plan
Participants can claim a digital badge and certificate upon completing the workshop and a post-workshop survey.