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How we learn

a little about what we know about how the brain learns and how that knowledge is connected to coaching

Leif Gustavson

on 16 June 2011

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Transcript of How we learn

Why would we want to know anything about the brain and learning? It can change the way we coach It can change the way players learn the game It can change the way players understand how and why they play We learn things that effect us dramatically, immediately, and repeatedly Here's a little of what we know We don’t pay attention to boring things The more attention the brain pays to a given stimulus, the more elaborately the information will be encoded What we pay attention to is influenced by memory Interest is linked to attention Emotions get our attention Meaning before detail Give the gist first The brain needs to take a break – Conditionalize the learning Senses work together to create meaning Multisensory learning is key! Recall better More creative solutions More accurate recall When sight, sound, and touch are integrated, learning increases 30 percent over single sense learning Elaborative rehearsal – thinking and talking about an event immediately after it has occurred enhances memory for that event Deliberately re-expose players to the concept, skill, tactic if you want them to retrieve it for later Bring back the concept, skill, tactic during training in new and interesting ways Every training ‘revisit’ the concept, skill, tactic It takes 10,000 hours of practice to become accomplished at something ABC Activity Before Content We don't pay attention to boring things Inquiry Based Learning 'The brain is designed to solve problems related to surviving in an unstable, outdoor environment and to do so in near constant motion' - John Medina
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