The Art of Changing the Brain: Enriching the Practice of Teaching by Exploring the Biology of Learning / Edition 1

The Art of Changing the Brain: Enriching the Practice of Teaching by Exploring the Biology of Learning / Edition 1

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by James E. Zull
     
 

ISBN-10: 1579220541

ISBN-13: 9781579220549

Pub. Date: 10/28/2002

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

Neuroscience tells us that the products of the mind—thought, emotions, artistic creation—are the result of the interactions of the biological brain with our senses and the physical world: in short, that thinking and learning are the products of a biological process.

This realization, that learning actually alters the brain by changing the number and

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Overview

Neuroscience tells us that the products of the mind—thought, emotions, artistic creation—are the result of the interactions of the biological brain with our senses and the physical world: in short, that thinking and learning are the products of a biological process.

This realization, that learning actually alters the brain by changing the number and strength of synapses, offers a powerful foundation for rethinking teaching practice and one's philosophy of teaching.

James Zull invites teachers in higher education or any other setting to accompany him in his exploration of what scientists can tell us about the brain and to discover how this knowledge can influence the practice of teaching. He describes the brain in clear non-technical language and an engaging conversational tone, highlighting its functions and parts and how they interact, and always relating them to the real world of the classroom and his own evolution as a teacher.

"The Art of Changing the Brain" is grounded in the practicalities and challenges of creating effective opportunities for deep and lasting learning, and of dealing with students as unique learners.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579220549
Publisher:
Stylus Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
263
Sales rank:
246,251
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: A new perspective, some struggles, and a hope
1The Sweet Edge: Learning is physical - we can understand!1
2Where we ought to Be: The natural relationship between brain structure and learning13
3Holding a Just Balance: Brain connections that change data into knowledge31
4Our Trade and our Art: Evolution of the brain and motivation of the learner47
5A Feeling of this Business: In the business of reason and memory, feelings count69
6What we Already Know: To begin, find out about existing neuron networks91
7Only Connect!: How teachers can change neuronal networks111
8Sense Luscious: Using the power of the sensory brain to help people learn135
9Waiting for Unity: Helping people comprehend their experience153
10The Courageous Leap: Creating knowledge by using the integrative frontal cortex177
11Test by Trial: Using the motor brain to close the loop of learning203
12We did this ourselves: Changing the brain through effective use of emotion221
Epilogue247
Index251
About the Author263

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