Hawker Brownlow Education

The Motivated Brain: Improving Student Attention, Engagement, and Perseverance

Author: Gayle Gregory, Martha Kaufeldt

Availability: In Stock

Code: 115041

ISBN: 9781760019563

No of Pages: 180

Publish date: 26/04/2016

Price: $35.95


What really motivates students to learn? Although
educational neuroscience has focused primarily on how the brain learns, little
has been said about the underlying motivation that keeps us interested and
eager to learn. But recent neuroscientific findings have uncovered the source
of the drive to learn, or as neuroscientist Jaak Panksepp terms it, seek.
Seeking is the motivational drive that gets us out of bed in the morning, the
engine that drives us to act, look and find, and the need that manifests as our
curiosity. Based on these new, powerful scientific findings on the nature of
this seeking system, internationally renowned educators Gayle Gregory and
Martha Kaufeldt have developed and field-tested an exciting approach to
teaching and learning that improves student motivation, knowledge acquisition,
retention and academic success. In this book, readers will learn 

  • the science behind the motivated brain and how it relates to
    student learning

  • strategies for preparing a motivational environment and lesson

  • strategies for creating engaging learning experiences that
    capitalise on our natural, favourite ways of learning

  • strategies for improving depth of knowledge, complex thinking and
    synthesis to get students into the ever-desired state of flow

  • how all of this will improve your classroom environment and
    student learning.

This book will enable teachers to harness the power of
their students’ intrinsic motivation to make learning fun, engaging and meaningful.