Connecting the Brain to Teaching
Date: Saturday, April 16th, 2011 Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Jason Lowes
Have you ever looked at your students and wondered, "What's going on in there?" If you have, this presentation may help you answer that question, for it will explore some recent findings in neuroscience, and consider how this contemporary knowledge can be brought into the classroom to facilitate learning. Following a quick overview of brain anatomy, we will examine the mechanisms of memory and the learning theory of connectionism. In addition to the technical and theoretical aspects of the subject matter, we will also spend time investigating the practical implications of brain related research through group discussions and experimentation.
Organization: Okayama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Okayama JALT)
Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 500 yen
Venue: Kibi International University Ekimae Campus, Room B, 4F
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