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Student Learning and the Brain

Course #: EDUC_714Q

Semester Credits: 3

Cost: $345.00


This course, drawing on neuropsychological research and educational experience, gives an understanding of the brain's learning processes. Before today's teachers and administrators can effectively match teaching practice to brain functioning, they must have a clearer understanding of how the brain, and especially that of developing students, functions. In addition to the course showing how growing brains are physically shaped by experience, it also shows how television programs and video games develop habits of the mind which can place children at a disadvantage at school. Finally, the course deals with how parents and teachers can help make children good learners; how to deal with attention deficit disorder; and points out practical classroom applications and brain-compatible teaching strategies.

Goals

a. Acquire a basic knowledge of the anatomy and functions of the brain, including those of the higher regions, the specific cognitive functions and processes of the frontal lobes, and the varying functions of the left and right hemispheres.
b. Understand the roles of parents, teachers, and children, in the context of the function and capabilities of the growing brain.
c. Understand how certain environmental conditions can adversely effect the learning process
d. Understand the role of culture on the learning process, including the effects of TV and video games
e. Matching instruction to how the brain learns best.

This course is applicable towards the following certificate(s):
*Health and Human Development

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Top Reasons to Enroll Online!

* Easy, self-paced platform
* Freedom to work on your course where Internet is available
* Requires only basic computer skills
* No papers or handouts to accidentally lose
* Receive books and/or DVDs in the mail
* Quicker turn around time for grades
* Online Chat available
* Ability to print coursework for your records at anytime

 

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