What Is Brain-Based Learning?

What Is Brain-Based Learning?

Learning is a brain function; when we do it in ways our brain would receive it at best, we get the best results.

Brain-based learning is varied teaching methods, lesson designs, and education programs based on scientific research about how the brain learns. This is usually drawn on the principles of brain-based learning and key factors like cognitive development in students.

Here are a few videos that'll help you better understand brain-based learning.

 1. An Introduction to Brain-Based Learning

The video showcases a brief history of brain-based learning theory with examples and how it can be integrated into classroom applications. The video covers an introduction to brain-based learning, the ancient history of the concept, Modern history, efficacy, its key principles, techniques to practice it, and how to use it in assessment & application.

 2. Brain-based Learning Principles

This animated video explains the three basic principles of brain-based learning for a virtual classroom. The video outlines how you can use principles of active engagement, vision being the prime and neurons you can incorporate in your virtual learning.

 3. Six Brain-Based Learning Strategies By Dr. Lodge McCammon

The video shares six key principles of brain-based learning that can help learners improve their communication and collaboration skills. The video will help you understand how you can use these six principles in everyday learning and enrich the experience for students. The six practical brain-based strategies mentioned that you could use to increase retention of information are:

  • Receive information in short segments
  • Immediately use the content after each segment.
  • Review the content multiple times throughout each lesson.
  • Switch tasks early & often.
  • Develop an emotional connection with the content.
  • Get up and move as much as possible.

 4. The Truth Behind "Brain-Based" Learning

This video clears the air around common myths about brain-based learning. It will make the concept crisper for you as Janet Zadina uncovers the truth behind most commonly brain-based learning myths on attention, brain activation, student learning style, and more.

 5. Brain-based Learning Teaching Tips

Sarah Phillips, the author of Incredible English and an expert in CLIL and brain-based learning, shares incredible teaching tips on brain-based learning. She explains how the following techniques can benefit students in their learning journey. The video explains the following tips:

  • Set goals
  • Establish links
  • Use rhythm and music
  • Use different learning styles
  • Engage in cognitive challenges

 6. Brain-Based Learning Theory

The video highlights key principles for brain-based learning and implications for instructional design for brain-based learning. By the end of the video, you'll understand all the key principles and implications: active processing, relaxed alertness, orchestrated immersion, and more.

 7. The Neuroscience of Learning

Whether perfecting your free throw or picking up a new language, you need to form new pathways in your brain to learn anything. The scientific term for this process is plasticity: your brain's ability to create and strengthen connections between neurons.

 8. Brain-Based Learning By Glynda Lee Hoffman

Drawing on the discovery that students learning problems arena aren't related to intelligence but to a huge gap between their ability to process factual information and their ability to process abstract information, Glynda shares how we can fix the education structure with a brain-based learning approach. An informative video, a must-watch for all keen to learn about brain-based learning.

 9. Using insights of neuroscience to improve teaching and learning By Veerle Ponnet

Have you ever wondered why language learning could be more difficult for some people than others?

Veerle Ponnet, a neuroeducator, explains this and helps to bring a positive change to education. Neurodidact, polyglot, and neuro language coach answered why language learning was so easy for her and yet so difficult for many others. She promotes the growth mindset and explains how it facilitates and inspires people to achieve personal and professional goals.

 10. Brain-Based Learning: Learning, Leadership, and Laughing By Dr. Peter Jonas

Dr. Peter Jonas discusses the connection between laughing, learning, and leadership in this video. He is well-known for his wise-cracking comments and lectures on humor. The video explains how you can teach people anything If you get them laughing.


About the Author
Author: Priyanka Gupta
Priyanka is a blogger by profession and has an increasing interest to write about the edtech space. While writing she keeps in mind the educators to come up with right resources and ideas which might be relevant for them in relation to effective use of technology in their profession and institutions/classrooms.
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