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ESE370: Learning & the Brain

ESE370: Week 1 – Discussion 1

Week 1 – Discussion 1

Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

Brain-Based Learning and Literacy

Brain-based teaching and learning is a new paradigm of pedagogy. It is one of the most exciting fields in the world of brain research, based on research from the disciplines of neuroscience, biology, and psychology. Brain based learning is an approach that explains how the brain naturally learns best. Locate an article in the Ashford Online Library (Links to an external site.) that investigates research in brain development and its relation to learning and literacy. Provide a summary of the article and explain how the findings can be translated into what an educator can do to enhance learning and literacy. Do your findings support what you know about brain functions in the process of learning? Why or why not? If you need assistance using the library to find an article, please watch this library tutorial, Choosing Articles and Revising Results (Links to an external site.).

Guided Response: Review at least two of your classmates’ posts and analyze the connections they made to brain functions in the process of learning. Do you agree or disagree with their analysis? Why or why not? Relate their findings to your own.

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