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Physiological Factors of Learning

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Kyle Garza

on 26 September 2012

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Transcript of Physiological Factors of Learning

Feeling of fear and concern Anxiety Our three-pound brains continually rewire to learn better. But did you know your brain can also limit learning? Depression You will be split up into different groups that represent each article that was summarized. Within these new groups, your job is to read the summary of your article and answer any questions that your new group might have about your physiological factor.
You and your new group members will be responsible for recording this information in their notes. Presenting what you've learned. In your groups, you will each read an article on one physiological factor that affects learning that you haven't seen in the presentation so far.
After reading the article, you and your group mates will write a short one or two paragraph summary of the article. That you will present as an individual to other members in the class. Article Summarization phys·i·ol·o·gy (noun)
1. The branch of biology that deals with the normal functions of living organisms and their parts.
2. The way in which a living organism or bodily part functions. Physiological Factors that Affect Learning Learning disabilities fall into broad categories based on the four stages of information processing used in learning: Learning Disabilities Agenda Objective: SWBAT recognize physiological factors that influence mathematical learning
SWBAT produce a list of physiological factors that influence mathematical learning
Warm Up (5 minutes)
Presentation on the Physiological Factors that influence Learning (20 minutes)
Article Summarizations (40 minutes)
Journal Entry (20 minutes) 1. Which physiological factor do you think is most prevalent in your life? What effects, negative or positive, does it have on you?

2. Think of and list examples of a physiological factors that we did not discuss today, and write about them. How do they affect your learning in a negative or positive way? Journal Entry Depression cuts creativity, and blocks memory Victims often fear or dread their future, suffering mood disturbances, from serotonin failure. Biochemically derived from tryptophan, serotonin is primarily found in the GI tract and in the central nervous system of humans. It is popularly thought to be a contributor to feelings of well-being and happiness. Input: Information perceived through the senses
Problems with recognizing the shape, position and size of items seen.
Difficulties with auditory perception can make it difficult to screen out
competing sounds in order to focus on one of them, such as the sound
of the teacher's voice. Integration: Input is interpreted, categorized, placed in a sequence, or related to previous learning.
Unable to tell a story in the correct sequence
Able to learn facts, but unable to put the facts together to see the "big picture" Storage: Problems with memory can occur with short-term or working memory, or with long-term memory. Output: words or muscle activity
Problems with spoken language, for example, answering a
question on demand
May be prone to stumbling, falling, or bumping into things Small amounts can be good, causing the brain to go into overdrive and and increasing performance. Large amounts lead to stress. A single stressful episode can impair or impede your learning for several days. How are you feeling right now, mentally and physically? Are you stressed or sad? Are you feeling sick or mad? In your journal, write a paragraph or two about how you feel right now, and how your mood or physical condition could affect your ability to learn. Warm Up Get your journal as you come to class, and quietly find your seat.
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