Hawker Brownlow Education

Brain Matters: Translating Research into Classroom Practice (2nd Edition)

Author: Patricia Wolfe

Availability: In Stock

Code: 109073

ISBN: 9781742399324

No of Pages: 162

Publish date: 01/03/2011

Price: $29.95


This book explains the science behind brain anatomy and physiology, bringing the biology of the brain into context with teaching and learning. Wolfe describes how the brain encodes, manipulates and stores information, and she proposes implications that research has for practice, why meaning is essential for attention, how emotion can enhance or impede learning and how different types of rehearsal are necessary for different types of learning. She also introduces and examines practical classroom applications and brain compatible teaching strategies that take advantage of simulations, projects, problem-based learning, graphic organisers, active engagement and mnemonics. These strategies are accompanied by actual classroom scenarios that help teachers connect theory with practice.