Rewiring the Classroom

In the last 5 chapters of his book The Art of Changing the Brain, Zull suggests the practical implications of neuroscience for the classroom, beginning with the use of sensory experience:

Sense luscious: Using the power of the sensory brain to help people learn – The brain is wired for sensory experience, and while sight is the most powerful of the senses for most people, sensory experience involves the total body. In general, the more senses a lesson can engage, the better.

Waiting for unity: Helping people comprehend their experience – “Reflection is searching for connections—literally!” Students need time to bounce their experiences around in their heads to build the connections necessary to integrate information into their own neural networks.

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Read also: The Art of Changing the Brain: Enriching Teaching by Exploring the Biology of Learning

About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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