Research on the Brain and Learning

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Research on the Brain and Learning

Time: August 13, 2012 at 9am to August 17, 2012 at 2pm
Location: Hofstra University Hagedorn 158
Website or Map: http://www.hofstra.edu/pdf/Ac…
Phone: Office of Professional Development Services at (516) 463-5750
Event Type: course
Organized By: Hofstra University Office of Professional Development Services
Latest Activity: May 23, 2012

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Research on the Brain and Learning

Dates/Times:SSIII:  August 13-17, 2012 (M-F); 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Location:Hagedorn 158

Description:This course will explore the cognitive skills that students will require in the future global learning environment, such as critical thinking, creativity and innovation, scientific thinking and reasoning, transfer of learning between subjects and technological alliances.  Brain imaging studies have facilitated new understanding of the brain's neural systems and how they relate to memory, attention, learning and problem solving. This course will also focus on the applications of neuroscience research to teaching and learning. Through lecture, discussion and hands-on activities students will investigate approaches for addressing the academic, social, and emotional needs of students.  This course will communicate and promote a burgeoning educational research base that marries cognitive science with education.

Instructor: Dr. Susan Goetz Zwirn.  Associate Professor, Hofstra University.  Dr. Zwirn has researched and written extensively on the integration of art in curriculum and has trained and supervised art educators at all grade levels.  Currently, she is doing extensive research in brain research and learning.  


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