NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

Brain Works: Better Teaching with the Brain in Mind

EDUC 792 or 600

3 CREDITS

$390

Combo

Instructor: Dr. Olufunmilayo Amobi

Grading: Letter

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Combination

Location: Course is available either online or print-based, ,

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $390

Partner Class Offered Through Learner's Edge

Course Description:

Filled with the latest information on how the brain learns, this course will energize and inspire! Learn how to teach in a more meaningful, powerful manner. Explore the role of emotion, retention, windows of opportunity, the primacy-recency effect, and much more. Whether this is your first brain course or your 4th, there is much here for you!

Objectives:

1.  Understand how the brain encodes, manipulates, and stores information.

2.  Understand how emotion can enhance or impede learning.

3.  Understand the important role the following play in learning: windows of opportunity, closure, primacy-recency effect, working memory capacity, elaborative rehearsal.

4.  Apply brain-based learning to the classroom.

5.  Design a series of activities using brain-based strategies.

Texts/Readings:

Required reading for the course includes the following text:
Sousa, D. (2006), How the Brain Learns. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

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