How the Brain Learns: Implications for Teaching and Learning Webinar

Tuesday, October 8, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, in 023 Dunbar Library.

Led by Leslie Myers, M.Ed., of Chestnut Hill College; Melissa Terlicki, Ph.D., of Cabrini College.

There's much to be learned from the study of brain function that can have a profound impact on pedagogy. Recent neuroscience findings shed new light on the external and internal factors that affect acquiring, processing, and learning new knowledge.

In a new Magna Online Seminar How the Brain Learns: Implications for Teaching and Learning, two leaders in the field of metacognition will review what science now tells us about the learning process and share concrete classroom strategies and methods that are informed by that science.

This seminar by Leslie Myers and Melissa Terlicki is based on the highest-rated session from the 2013 Teaching Professor Conference.

During the upcoming seminar on Oct. 8, the two presenters will show that a deeper understanding of how the brain works can guide us toward pedagogy that:

Topics Covered

How the Brain Learns: Implications for Teaching and Learning surveys the current landscape of neuroscience research, citing recent findings about issues including:

With those findings as a backdrop, the seminar presenters will examine pedagogical methods that can leverage the brain's natural processes to enhance learning. Specifically, they will provide a toolbox of classroom techniques to help you:

You'll gain greater insight into what drives the learning process in your students. That in turn will help you adapt your teaching in ways that maximize students' desire and ability to learn, with improved learning outcomes as a result.

How the Brain Learns: Implications for Teaching and Learning will provide you with valuable perspectives on: