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Webinar: How the Brain Learns: Implications for Teaching and Learning - 10/8/2013 -

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Webinar: How the Brain Learns: Implications for Teaching and Learning

  1. Tuesday, October 8th, 20132:00pm - 3:00pm

"There's much to be learned from the study of brain function that can have a profound impact on pedagogy. Recent neuroscience findings shed new light on the external and internal factors that affect acquiring, processing, and learning new knowledge. In this Magna Online Seminar, two leaders in the field of metacognition, Leslie Myers and Melissa Terlicki, will review what science now tells us about the learning process and share concrete classroom strategies and methods that are informed by that science. During the, the two presenters will show that a deeper understanding of how the brain works can guide us toward pedagogy that:

*Creates a healthy environment for learning

*Structures the presentation of material for optimal comprehension

*Helps students form critical connections and elaborate on their learning

*Promotes the long-term retention of material

*Strengthens foundational learning"

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