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The Brain and Inquiry

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Anja Junginger

on 19 April 2010

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Transcript of The Brain and Inquiry

The Brain and
Inquiry Learning How is the brain
structured? How does the
brain work? Sensory Input Meaning Making Creating new ideas sensory input through
concrete experiences
(receivers of knowledge) memory formation
through mental imaging
and making connections problem-solving and decision-making
through image and language manipulation carrying out of plans and ideas, through bodily actions, or speech and writing
(producers of knowledge) Frontloading
Activation of Prior Knowledge
"Hook" Questioning
Investigation
Reflection
Reflection
Revisioning Presentation
Action Taking Action What we know from MBE science:
brains are unique
brains are not equal in their ability
brains are changed by experience
brains connect new information to old
brains are highly "plastic" Where can I find out more?
http://www.fis.edu/
(Special events/Brain conference) Which strategies help?
hands-on/touch/multimodal input
promote sensory awareness and the power of observation
catering for use of prefered learning styles
having engaging, interesting, SURPRISING content
providing a safe environment ("relaxed alertness")
preassessment strategies Which strategies help?
bimodal strategies (promoting visualization)
use metaphors, analogies, and similies - ask "What is this like that you already know?"
create categories and relationships (classification)
use open-ended prompting
model, coach, question, listen
memory and rehersal strategies, preferably attached to feelings and multisensory experiences
use of graphic organizers
How might this cycle connect
with Bloom's Taxonomy? Strategies that help:
hypothesizing
making plans
social sharing/involving language
reflecting

Strategies that help:
allowing for multimodal expression
having authentic reasons for presentation

"Transformation Line" Receivers of Knowledge Producers of Knowledge
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