How Learning Happens | EDU 2103

Description:

This course explores and analyzes how the brain, as a social organism, learns best throughout the lifespan, from our early schooling through late life. It helps teachers make connections to neurobiological principles, with the goal of creating classrooms that nurture healthy attachment patterns and resilient psyches.

Prerequisite:

1st year student

Learning Objectives:

Students will

  • Analyze how secure attachment and supportive relationships are critical for healthy psychological development and the building of social brain networks
  • Analyze the brain as a social organ of adaptation critical to cognitive development
  • Identify techniques to succeed with difficult or "unteachable” students
  • Analyze teaching from the perspectives of social neuroscience and interpersonal neurobiology
  • Create classrooms that nurture healthy attachment patterns and resilient psyches.

Recommended Text:

The Social Neuroscience of Education: Optimizing Attachment and Learning in the Classroom. Louis Cozolino, 2013.