Learning and the Brain
Introduces current, cutting-edge brain-related research and the implications for classroom practice. Draws upon research from neuroscience, psychology, and education to investigate the following topics as they relate to the brain and learning: anatomy, research-based strategies that are effective for students with learning disabilities, current research in the underlying causes of learning disabilities, learning to read, influencing behavior, and future areas of exploration.
In this course I learned about the components of the brain essential to learning. The plethora of research that I analyzed indicated the way in which the brain processes new information during learning and the most effective methods to enhance learning. I also learned the importance of arts and creativity in academic performance.