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Mind Brain Education
Of all the neurotransmitters in the brain, perhaps the most significant one from the teacher’s perspective is dopamine – the brain chemical associated with movement, attention, learning, and the brain’s pleasure and reward system. When there are low amounts of dopamine being produced, students won’t pay attention as much because they have no interest in the information being presented.
This module looks at how to use strategies based on neuroscience to promote creativity and novelty in the classroom. The module also considers the role of The Reticular Activating System and the Executive Attention Network of the brain in learning.
Mind Brain Education principles tend to be the same for all brains regardless of cultural influence, age, race, or gender—such as that all new learning takes place against the backdrop of past experiences. These principles...
Teachers are not expected to become neuroscientists. But it is essential that their teaching practice is informed by the latest research in Mind Brain Education. As education is becoming a science there is less and...
As we move deeper into the 21st century, there is no doubt that neuroscience and advancements in brain mapping and brain scanning will have an increasing impact on teaching. We are seeing a gradual revolution...
By understanding how the brain works, educators are better equipped to help students with everything from focusing attention to increasing retention. That’s the promise of brain-based learning, which draws insights from neurology, psychology, technology, and...