NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

Bringing Education to You

Course Descriptions

Enhancing Student Learning

EDUC 600

The purpose of this course is to understand the structure of intelligence.  This course focuses on how children learn by enrichment through incorporating their unique abilities in the important process of developing skills in learning. The importance of nutrition, social support, managed stress levels, physical activity and emotional and physical reciprocity will provide a benefit to how children learn and how we can help them.


As a result of participation in this course, students will:

  • Be able to learn about the brain, its effect on learning and how this knowledge can be transferred and applied in helping students be successful in the classroom.
  • Be able to learn the risk and enriching factors that can help all students, not just the gifted and high achieves, be motivated and successful in acquiring knowledge in the classroom.
  • Be able to learn about activities, simulations and other enhancing activities that can enrich the brain.


The required reading is found in the text and a series of articles on the Internet.

Enriching the Brain: How to Maximize Every Learner's Potential

The required text is: Jensen, E. (2006). Enriching the Brain. CA: Jossey-Bass. Textbook can be ordered from http://www.amazon.com

Required resource reading:

Society for Neuroscience, (2008). Brain facts: a primer on the brain and nervous system: Washington. D.C. Retrieved from:   http://www.sfn.org/index.aspx?pagename=brainfacts  Free download PDF file. Medina, J. (2008).  Brain rules. WA: Pear Press