How can educators leverage neuroscience research about how the human brain learns? How can we use this information to improve curriculum, instruction and assessment so our students achieve deep learning and understanding in all subject areas? Upgrade Your Teaching: Understanding by Design Meets Neuroscience answers these questions by merging insights from neuroscience with Understanding by Design® (UbD®), the framework used by thousands of educators to craft units of instruction and authentic assessments that emphasise understanding rather than recall.
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Authors Jay McTighe and Judy Willis translate research findings into practical information for everyday use in schools, at all levels and in all subject areas. With their guidance, educators can learn how to design and implement units that empower teachers and students alike to capitalise on the brain's tremendous capacity for learning.