Certified in Brain Based Learning

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About Course

This course is designed to enhance a participant’s knowledge of brain research.

The following themes will be explored: brain development, information processing, memory and retention, transferring learning, and critical thinking. Participants in this course will explore ways to design brain-friendly and effective lesson plans using the latest scientific findings and discoveries.

This course prepares teachers by providing them with the essential elements needed to translate the biology of brain-based learning from theory into classroom practice.

 

What Will You Learn?

  • Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Evaluate course related research, literature, content, and strategies and make correlations to teacher practice.
  • Analyse how environmental, emotional, and social influences shape brain development and impact learning.
  • Design instruction using brain-based strategies to enhance memory, transfer, and executive function.

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Course Curriculum

Module 1

  • Brain-Based Learning
  • Describe the parts of the brain and their function in learning and memory.
  • Analyse the principles that are the foundation of brain-based learning

Module 2

  • Brain Development
  • The Social/Emotional Brain
  • Memory and Learning
  • Discuss the effects of poverty on the brain.
  • Analyze the effects of sleep, exercise, and nutrition on the brain.
  • summarize the development of the brain for students at one’s grade level
  • Describe the various memory systems and how they influence learning
  • Utilize brain-compatible strategies to enhance memory and learning.
  • Utilize encoding strategies to facilitate storage and retrieval of content
  • Assignments

Module 3

  • Meaning, Transfer, and Retrieval
  • Utilize transfer strategies to enhance memory and learning.
  • Discuss how the brain makes meaning and retrieves information.
  • Utilize non-linguistic representations in lessons to enhance memory and learning.
  • Brain Organization and Executive Function
  • Analyse differences in the brain between genders
  • Analyse hemispheric dominance and its impact on teaching and learning.
  • Utilize strategies to build executive functioning skills in students
  • Complexity and Depth of Knowledge
  • Assignments

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