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The art of changing the brain : enriching teaching by exploring the biology of learning

Author: James E Zull
Publisher: Sterling, Va. : Stylus Pub., 2002.
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Examines how current knowledge about the human brain and its interactions with the senses and the physical world can influence the practice of teaching.
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Zull, James E. (James Ellwood), 1939-
Art of changing the brain.
Sterling, Va. : Stylus Pub., 2002
(OCoLC)622384056
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James E Zull
ISBN: 1579220533 9781579220532 1579220541 9781579220549
OCLC Number: 49673202
Description: xvi, 263 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The sweet edge : learning is physical- we can understand! --
Where we ought to be : the natural relationship between brain structure and learning --
Holding a just balance : brain connections that change data into knowledge --
Our trade and our art : evolution of the brain and motivation of the learner --
A feeling of this business : in the business of reason and memory, feelings count --
What we already know : to begin, find out about existing neuron networks --
Only connect! : how teachers can change neuronal networks --
Sense luscious : using the power of the sensory brain to help people learn --
Waiting for unity : helping people comprehend their experience --
The courageous leap : creating knowledge by using the integrative frontal cortex --
Test by trial : using the motor brain to close the loop of learning --
We did this ourselves : changing the brain through effective use of emotion --
Epilogue : enrichments.
Responsibility: James E. Zull.

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An exploration of what scientists can tell us about the brain and the discovery of how this knowledge can influence the practice of teaching. This book describes the brain in non-technical language  Read more...

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"He does an excellent job of demonstrating his thesis that educators can use knowledge about the brain to enhance pedagogical techniques. Well written - highly recommended." - Choice "[A] necessary Read more...

 
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