Bethel University M.Ed Defense

Published on Nov 18, 2015

Bethel University, Arden Hills Minnesota August 2014

PRESENTATION OUTLINE

BRAIN-BASED LEARNING
AND LITERACY ACHIEVEMENT
FOR MALES

KIMBERLY HURD HORST

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HOW DOES THE ENVIRONMENT

AFFECT THE BRAIN?

WHAT DIFFERENCES ARE THERE IN THE WAY THAT

MALE AND FEMALE BRAINS ARE FORMED?

HOW CAN TEACHERS APPLY BRAIN-BASED

STRATEGIES TO HELP MALES IN THE AREAS OF STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT?

WHAT DOES 21ST CENTURY

LITERACY LOOK LIKE?
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THE BRAIN IS A PARALLEL PROCESSOR

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LEARNING ENGAGES THE

ENTIRE PSYCHOLOGY
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THE SEARCH FOR MEANING

IS THE DRIVE FOR LEARNING

MEANING OCCURS

THROUGH PATTERNS

EMOTIONS

ARE CRITICAL TO PATTERNS

EVERY BRAIN

PERCEIVES AND CREATES PARTS AND WHOLES
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FOCUSED ATTENTION

AND PERIPHERAL PERCEPTION ARE PART OF LEARNING

LEARNING ALWAYS INVOLVES

CONSCIOUS AND UNCONSCIOUS PROCESSING

WE HAVE AT LEAST TWO TYPES OF MEMORY --

A SPATIAL MEMORY SYSTEM AND A SET OF SYSTEMS FOR ROTE LEARNING
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THE BRAIN UNDERSTANDS AND REMEMBERS BEST

WHEN FACTS AND SKILLS ARE EMBEDDED IN NATURAL SPATIAL MEMORY
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LEARNING IS ENHANCED BY CHALLENGE

AND INHIBITED BY THREAT
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EACH BRAIN IS UNIQUE

SETH GODIN

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MOVING FORWARD

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