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Brain-Based Learning: Understand How Students Really Learn

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Specifics

  • Activities: Our courses usually include two cultural activities. Further information is available on the page of each location.
  • Certificate: Certificate of Attendance guaranteed for participants who attend at least 80% of the course.
  • Lessons: Classes take place in the Morning (9:00 – 14:00) or in the Afternoon (14:00 – 19:00).
  • OID: Discover our OIDs
  • Price: 480 €

Description

How can we help students understand better, and remember more from a lesson? Can something that is effective be fun and creative at the same time?

What are the strategies that will help our students save precious time and at the same time make memories more lasting? The answer is definitely no underlining, highlighting, rereading, simple repetition, or end-of-term tests. According to the latest scientific research many commonly used study habits are unproductive, so we need to replace them with practices that actually work and result in durable learning.

Brain-Based Learning refers to techniques that take into account evidence-based information about how our brains work. This course questions and challenges conventional teaching methods which were previously believed to be unquestionable.

The goal of the course is to help educators improve and accelerate the learning process by designing their teaching activities according to what the human brain needs to perform well.

During the course, participants will be actively involved in trying out and reflecting on many different techniques. They will experience first-hand how brain-based techniques work and how easy it is to apply them creatively once they understand the underlying principles about attention, context, memory formation, timing, testing, pre-testing, and motivation. They will design activities, lessons, and courses that will result in student engagement, better understanding, and better retention.

Participants will return home filled with new ideas, new approaches, tips and tricks, and a fresh outlook on their teaching process. They will also be able to give students informed advice on how to become better learners by studying smarter, not harder.

And, hopefully, along the way participants will become better learners themselves.

Learning outcomes

The course will help the participants to:

  • Recognize the practical implications of the latest research in how the brain learns;
  • Understanding when and how learning takes place;
  • Design activities, lessons based on the principles derived from science;
  • Make informed decisions on what strategies to use and why to maximize the learning outcome;
  • Apply memory techniques;
  • Create motivating and engaging student experiences;
  • Provide students with the experience of success and mastery;
  • Support students with effective, creative, and fun learning techniques;
  • Use better learning techniques themselves.

Tentative schedule

Day 1 – How attention works

  • Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities;
  • Icebreaker activities;
  • Presentations of the participants’ schools;
  • Discovering participants’ beliefs about learning;
  • How attention works, or doesn’t.

Day 2 – Attention magnets

  • Attention magnets;
  • Visual memory;
  • The role of emotions;
  • Elaboration strategies;
  • Memory techniques.

Day 3 – Memory techniques

  • Priming, pre-testing;
  • Retrieval practice;
  • Timing matters.

Day 4 – Create meaning

  • The power of context, being mindful;
  • Stories, Meaning;
  • Feedback and feedforward;
  • Building students’ self-confidence.

Day 5 – Find the right motivation

  • Motivation;
  • Staying in Flow;
  • Sharing ideas.

Day 6 – Course closure & Excursion

  • Course evaluation: round-up of acquired competencies, feedback, and discussion;
  • Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance;
  • Excursion and other external cultural activities.

Please note:

The schedule describes likely activities but may differ significantly based on the trainer delivering the specific session and the requests of the participants.

If you would like to discuss a specific topic, please indicate it at least 4 weeks in advance. Course modifications are subject to the trainer’s discretion.

The number and schedule of the cultural activities depend on the location, not the course; further information is available on each location webpage. The trainer will send you the definitive course schedule approximately two weeks before the course.

Next Courses

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  • 27 Sep - 2 Oct 2021
  • 25-30 Oct 2021
  • 22-27 Nov 2021
  • 27 Dec - 1 Jan 2022
  • 24-29 Jan 2022
  • 28 Feb - 5 Mar 2022
  • 28 Mar - 2 Apr 2022
  • 25-30 Apr 2022
  • 23-28 May 2022
  • 27 Jun - 2 Jul 2022
  • 25-30 Jul 2022
  • 22-27 Aug 2022
  • 20-25 Sep 2021
  • 18-23 Oct 2021
  • 15-20 Nov 2021
  • 17-22 Jan 2022
  • 21-26 Feb 2022
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  • 16-21 May 2022
  • 20-25 Jun 2022
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  • 15-20 Aug 2022
  • 13-18 Sep 2021
  • 11-16 Oct 2021
  • 8-13 Nov 2021
  • 29 Nov - 4 Dec 2021
  • 13-18 Dec 2021
  • 10-15 Jan 2022
  • 31 Jan - 5 Feb 2022
  • 14-19 Feb 2022
  • 14-19 Mar 2022
  • 11-16 Apr 2022
  • 9-14 May 2022
  • 30 May - 4 Jun 2022
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