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ESE370: Learning & the Brain

ESE370: Week 2 – Discussion 1

Week 2 – 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.

Sensorimotor Integration

Sensorimotor integration is fundamental to school success and learning. Think about the importance of sensorimotor integration to teaching, learning, and memory. Using the course materials, justify why you believe sensory stimulation is so important to include in lesson design and planning. Provide an example of a stimulus or specific strategy you would implement within your classroom (as an instructional designer or facilitator/teacher) to make learning more effective. Be very specific in explaining how these stimuli would improve student learning and how you believe this strategy addresses brain-based learning. Be sure to analyze the brain’s role in motor cognition and stimulation and the relationship to teaching and learning. In addition to Chapter 2 of the Willis and Mitchell (2014) textbook, Chapter 4 of the Jensen text and Chapter 5 of the Given text, which are listed in the recommend resources section, may help you to address this discussion.

Guided Response: Review several of your classmates’ posts. Respond to at least two of your classmates. Challenge your classmates by asking a question that may cause them to reevaluate or confirm their understanding of the stimuli or strategy they have chosen. Extend their learning by making a suggestion for an additional strategy/or stimuli that would help to make learning more effective.

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