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
     
 

“Engaging and logically organized…Readers will feel encouraged and eager to integrate the concepts into their own philosophy of teaching and learning."?Effective Teaching

"The book is not merely an explication but a thoughtfully crafted, neuroscientfically informed teaching device that obeys the advice offered."?American Journal of

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“Engaging and logically organized…Readers will feel encouraged and eager to integrate the concepts into their own philosophy of teaching and learning."?Effective Teaching

"The book is not merely an explication but a thoughtfully crafted, neuroscientfically informed teaching device that obeys the advice offered."?American Journal of Psychology

"James Zull's crystal-clear mapping of how learning occurs, how learning changes the brain, and how many parts of the brain are activated as one learns should be interesting for all who teach. Zull relays a teaching approach and the neuroscience behind that approach that can dramatically affect learning."?Nursing Education Perspectives

"This is the best book I have read about the brain and learning. Zull perspective forms the foundation for a teaching approach that can dramatically improve human learning."?David A. Kolb, Dept. of Organizational Behavior, Case Western Reserve University

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.

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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:
287,307
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 8.96(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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