Postgraduate Course: Brain Based Learning (EDUA11126)
|Moray House School of Education
|College of Humanities and Social Science
|Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
|SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Home subject area
|Other subject area
|Taught in Gaelic?
|In recent years much neurological and physiological research has shown that how we think determines our feelings, attitudes and motivation. The potential of the brain for learning, in neurological terms, is limitless.
The challenge facing teachers and learners is to translate what is now known and what is currently being researched about the brain into the development of approaches, which create optimal conditions for learning.
How we learn, rather than what we learn and teach will be examined along with practical ideas and structures for learning which can be used to raise the achievement of learners through a greater understanding of learning how to learn.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
| Students MUST have passed:
Self Evaluation (EDUA11012)
Information for Visiting Students
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Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|By the end of the module, participants should be able to:
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the developments in neurological and physical research about the brain.
Demonstrate understanding of the key principles of brain-based learning and the implications for classroom practice
Reflect self-critically on their own learning and teaching styles to set appropriate next steps for their own development
Demonstrate the ability to model, share and develop cognitive acceleration strategies for use in the classroom with colleagues
|- An Audit of own teaching style
- A case study of an individual's profile of preferred learning styles and multiple intelligences
- A programme of work for one curriculum area showing evidence of how brain based strategies would be incorporated
- A powerpoint presentation translating an aspect of the current research into a showcase of classroom strategies
|Ms Gillian Robinson
Tel: (0131 6)51 6426
|Mrs Amanda Mcneill
Tel: (0131 6)51 5337