Science of Teaching and Learning
Science of Teaching and Learning: Technology and the Brain-Based Classroom focuses on research from the Learning Sciences to examine concepts of teaching and learning. Participants will be asked to consider the following: how does learning occur? And, how should educators design instruction to support optimal learning opportunities? Course activities and assignments will examine brain-based learning and brain-targeted teaching while exploring strategies for instruction, assessment, and learner engagement using a variety of technologies.
In recent years, research in the neuro and cognitive sciences has evolved to allow for a deeper understanding of brain function. More recently, studies of brain activity are being used to explore, classify, and explain learning processes. The benefits of such research can serve to inform and guide education in ways previously not possible. Disciplines, such as those of the learning sciences, a new arena dedicated to the convergence of science and education, can greatly contribute to the future design of teaching and learning.
This course will explore research from the learning sciences. Topics include brain-based learning (BBL), brain-targeted teaching (BTT), neuromyths, and the design of instruction. Participants will consider questions such as how does learning occur? And, how can educators design instruction to support optimal learning opportunities? This course will utilize a variety of tools and strategies for instruction, assessment, and learner engagement.
*Participants in this course will have several mandatory, synchronous, video conference sessions. The dates and times are listed on each course registration page.