Topic: Brain-based Approaches to Learning

Outcome(s) Activities Measure(s) Materials

Essentials:

 

1. Translate 3 valid neuroscientific principles into actionable learning experiences.

Read Primary materials

 

Complete practice resources in D2L course

 

Generate a “top 10” list of replicable, validated neuroscience principles with application to the classroom

 

Create rubric to assess classroom application of 3 neuroscientific principles through peer learning observation

 

Present “top 10” list – curated to 3

 

Primary: Brain Rules (Medina, 2011)

 

Secondary: How People Learn: Brain, mind, experience, and school. (Bransford, Brown, Cocking, 2014)

Savvy:

 

1. Demonstrate 3 valid neuroscientific principles as classroom learning experiences

Read secondary materials

 

Complete practice resources in D2L course

 

Co-construct (crowdsourced) a guidebook regarding brain-based learning strategies for Saint Leo University faculty and students

 

Create a list of DOs and DON’Ts in classroom instruction as supported by cognitive science findings

Demonstrate classroom application of 3 neuroscientific principles

 

Present findings regarding possible implementation of brain-based learning strategies

Sage (optional):

 

1. Construct a curriculum for adjunct faculty including the use of validated neuroscientific learning experiences

Read Primary and Secondary materials

 

Complete practice resources in D2L course

 

Write curriculum plan with map, activities, and presentation assets

Create  a seminar / course based on curriculum map for Brain-based learning

Primary: Teaching Minds (Schank, 2011)

 

Secondary: The Art of Changing the Brain (Zul, 2012)