Here are a few video to sum up some of the ideas of using neuroscience in education
The Brain and Learning
How Is Our Brain Wired?
The Learning Brain
“Rabbit’s clever,” said Pooh thoughtfully.
“Yes,” said Piglet, “Rabbit’s clever.”
“And he has Brain.”
“Yes,” said Piglet, “Rabbit has Brain.”
There was a long silence.
“I suppose,” said Pooh,
“that that’s why he never understands anything.”
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
The Science of learning
Interesting article that comprises the main ideas of how the brain works. These are the main points mentioned there:
1. Intrinsic motivation comes from the act of learning, learning is a motivating experience in itself,. When students experience success they will naturally feel intrinsically motivated. The role of the teacher is to find ways to help students have a suceccessful learning experience.
2. We learn by connecting the new to the old.We are always building on what has gone before.
3. In order to help the brain build more connections we need to repeat the information in a meaningful way and attach a positive emotion to it.
4. The STUDENT is in control. The teacher's role is to arrange conditions and challanges in ways that engage the learner. Teaching is about the students.
5. Learners must create ideas and evaluate their work in order to own it.
6. The fear region of the brain is the amygdala. When the amygdala senses danger, it sends signals to our body and will deprive it from learning. A positive and a safe environment will help students to feel more relaxed and thus pave the way for a rewarding learning experience.