15. May 2017 · Write a comment · Categories: My Blog · Tags:

At the VIU Teaching & Learning Conference 2017 we were summarizing the days work in post-in notes.

My key thoughts from the keynote: Dr. Kimberly Tanner, PhD

  • “Teaching is the neurobiology of lots of brains”
  • “Teaching and learning are fundamentally about changing the human brain”
  • If learning is about brain changing, then students
    • Must be awake, attending, and interested
    • need to activate related knowledge / memories / circuits so that they connect these to new understandings
    • are only then likely ready for constructing new knowledge (circuits)
    • need opportunities to self-assess their understanding and identify confusions

Here I am hard at work:

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