Serendip is an independent site partnering with faculty at multiple colleges and universities around the world. Happy exploring!

Generating Student Brain-Based Learning (My Summer 08 Work)

joycetheriot's picture
Connecting to student learning, we know that students shuffle into our classrooms with only their cognitive unconscious in operation. Students will often immediately fall into to a set of operational behaviors. Get out notebook…copy anything on the whiteboard…raise hand…say usual responses…etc.

Knowing the behavior of the cognitive unconscious how can teachers both wake up students’ I-Function and initiate student learning?

Constructing Science

When the teacher begins to operate a set of unpredictable behaviors including such things as acting in a different manner, moving oddly around the room, or speaking in a different sounding voice; the students’ I-Function will be revived. Engaging the student to participate in a set of learning Modalities, will generate learning.

.Using Discrepant Events ( will definitely wake up the I-Functions of the students. At this point the information may be added to their cognitive unconscious but not necessarily learned.

Project Based Assessment as a method of Brain Based Learning.   (Click for PT Game)



Periodic Table Project Aligned to Brain Article.doc31.5 KB