Emotions, Learning, and the Brain: Exploring the Educational Implications of Affective Neuroscience (The Norton Series on the Social Neuroscience of Education)


Author: Mary Helen Immordino-Yang
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393709825
Category: Education
Page: 208
View: 9833
DOWNLOAD NOW »
An orientation to affective neuroscience as it relates to educators. In this ground-breaking collection, Mary Helen Immordino-Yang—an affective neuroscientist, human development psychologist, and former public school teacher—presents a decade of work with the potential to revolutionize educational theory and practice by deeply enriching our understanding of the complex connection between emotion and learning. With her signature talent for explaining and interpreting neuroscientific findings in practical, teacher-relevant terms, Immordino-Yang offers two simple but profound ideas: first, that emotions are such powerful motivators of learning because they activate brain mechanisms that originally evolved to manage our basic survival; and second, that meaningful thinking and learning are inherently emotional, because we only think deeply about things we care about. Together, these insights suggest that in order to motivate students for academic learning, produce deep understanding, and ensure the transfer of educational experiences into real-world skills and careers, educators must find ways to leverage the emotional aspects of learning. Immordino-Yang has both the gift for captivating readers with her research and the ability to connect this research to everyday learning and teaching. She examines true stories of learning success with relentless curiosity and an illuminating mixture of the scientific and the human. What are feelings, and how does the brain support them? What role do feelings play in the brain's learning process? This book unpacks these crucial questions and many more, including the neurobiological, developmental, and evolutionary origins of creativity, facts and myths about mirror neurons, and how the perspective of social and affective neuroscience can inform the design of learning technologies.

Emotions, Learning, and the Brain

Exploring the Educational Implications of Affective Neuroscience
Author: Mary Helen Immordino-Yang
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780393709810
Category: Education
Page: 206
View: 1137
DOWNLOAD NOW »
A neuroscience revolution is making its way into classrooms around thecountry, changing the way we understand how emotions influencethinking and learning. This book makes available the most pertinent scientificinformation in a way classroom teachers can understand and apply.

The Amygdala

Where Emotions Shape Perception, Learning and Memories
Author: Barbara Ferry
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9535132490
Category: Medical
Page: 336
View: 3724
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The amygdala is a central component of the limbic system, which is known to play a critical role in emotional processing of learning and memory. Over these last 20 years, major advances in techniques for examining brain activity greatly helped the scientific community to determine the nature of the contribution of the amygdala to these fundamental aspects of cognition. Combined with new conceptual breakthroughs, research data obtained in animals and humans have also provided major insights into our understanding of the processes by which amygdala dysfunction contributes to various brain disorders, such as autism or Alzheimer's disease. Although the primary goal of this book is to inform experts and newcomers of some of the latest data in the field of brain structures involved in the mechanisms underlying emotional learning and memory, we hope it will also help stimulate discussion on the functional role of the amygdala and connected brain structures in these mechanisms.

The Neuroscience of Adult Learning

New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, Number 110
Author: Sandra Johnson,Kathleen Taylor
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118216512
Category: Education
Page: 96
View: 7143
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This timely volume examines links between the emergingneurobiological research on adult learning and the adult educators'practice. Now that it is possible to trace the pathways of the braininvolved in various learning tasks, we can also explore whichlearning environments are likely to be most effective. Topicsexplored in The Neuroscience of Adult Learning include: basic brain architecture and "executive" functions of thebrain how learning can "repair" the effects of psychological traumaon the brain effects of stress and emotions on learning the centrality of experience to learning and construction ofknowledge the mentor-learner relationship intersections between best practices in adult learning andcurrent neurobiological discoveries Volume contributors include neurobiologists, educators, andclinical psychologists who have illuminated connections between howthe brain functions and how to enhance learning. Although the immediate goal of this volume is to expand thediscourse on adult teaching and learning practices, the overarchinggoal is to encourage adult learners toward more complex ways ofknowing. This is the 110th volume of New Directions forAdult and Continuing Education, a quarterly publicationpublished by Jossey-Bass.

The Brain

Die Geschichte von dir
Author: David Eagleman
Publisher: Pantheon Verlag
ISBN: 3641183154
Category: Science
Page: 224
View: 2696
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Unterhaltend und fundiert: Ein Pageturner über die Hirnforschung Die Hirnforschung macht rasante Fortschritte, aber nur selten treten wir einen Schritt zurück und fragen uns, was es heißt, ein Lebewesen und Mensch zu sein. Der renommierte Neurowissenschaftler David Eagleman nimmt uns mit auf die Reise durch das Gewirr aus Milliarden von Hirnzellen und Billionen von Synapsen – und zu uns selbst. Das sonderbare Rechengewebe in unserem Schädel ist der Apparat, mit dem wir uns in der Welt orientieren, Entscheidungen treffen und Vorstellungen entwickeln. Seine unendlich vielen Zellen bringen unser Bewusstsein und unsere Träume hervor. In diesem Buch baut Bestsellerautor David Eagleman eine Brücke zwischen der Hirnforschung und uns, den Besitzern eines Gehirns. Er hilft uns, uns selbst zu verstehen. Denn ein besseres Verständnis unseres inneren Kosmos wirft auch ein neues Licht auf unsere persönlichen Beziehungen und unser gesellschaftliches Zusammenleben: wie wir unser Leben lenken, warum wir lieben, was wir für wahr halten, wie wir unsere Kinder erziehen, wie wir unsere Gesellschaftspolitik verbessern und wie wir den menschlichen Körper auf die kommenden Jahrhunderte vorbereiten können.

Emotional Intelligence

Key Readings on the Mayer and Salovey Model
Author: Peter Salovey,Marc A. Brackett,John D. Mayer
Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing
ISBN: 9781887943727
Category: Psychology
Page: 329
View: 5675
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Bool of readings collected by cd-founders of emotional intelligence introduces theory measurement & applications of.

The Custom-Made Brain

Cerebral Plasticity, Regeneration, and Enhancement
Author: Jean-Didier Vincent,Pierre-Marie Lledo
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231534213
Category: Medical
Page: 224
View: 4206
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Two leading neuroscientists introduce the concepts of "cerebral plasticity" and the "regenerating brain," describing what we know now about the processes through which the brain constantly reconstructs itself and the potential benefits this knowledge could have in addressing concerns for neurological, cognitive, and emotional health. The authors begin with a survey of the fundamental scientific developments that led to our current understanding of the regenerative mind, elucidating the breakthrough neurobiological studies that paved the way for our present understanding of the brain's plasticity and regenerative capabilities. They then discuss the application of these findings to such issues as depression, dyslexia, schizophrenia, and cognitive therapy, incorporating the latest technologies in neuroimaging, optogenetics, and nanotechnology. Their work shows the brain is anything but a static organ, ceasing to grow as human beings become adults. Rather, the brain is dynamic, evolving organically in relation to physical, cultural, historical, and affective stimuli, a plasticity that provides early hope to survivors of trauma and degenerative disorders.

Explorations in Learning and the Brain

On the Potential of Cognitive Neuroscience for Educational Science
Author: Ton de de Jong,Tamara van Gog,Kathleen Jenks,Sarah Manlove,Janet van Hell,Jelle Jolles,Jeroen van Merrienboer,Theo van Leeuwen,Annemarie Boschloo
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387895123
Category: Education
Page: 80
View: 2756
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This volume presents a short review study of the potential relationships between cognitive neuroscience and educational science. Conducted by order of the Dutch Programme Council for Educational Research of the Netherlands Organization for Scienti c Research (NWO; cf. the American NSF), the review aims to identify: (1) how educational principles, mechanisms, and theories could be extended or re ned based on ndings from cognitive neuroscience, and (2) which neuroscience prin- ples, mechanisms, or theories may have implications for educational research and could lead to new interdisciplinary research ventures. The contents should be seen as the outcome of the ‘Explorations in Learning and the Brain’ project. In this project, we started with a ‘quick scan’ of the lite- ture that formed the input for an expert workshop that was held in Amsterdam on March 10–11,2008. This expert workshopidenti ed additional relevant themesand issues that helped us to update the ‘quick scan’ into this nal document. In this way the input from the participants of the expert workshop (listed in Appendix A) has greatly in uenced the present text. We are therefore grateful to the participants for their scholarly and enthusiastic contributions. The content of the current volume, however, is the full responsibility of the authors.

Affective Neuroscience

The Foundations of Human and Animal Emotions
Author: Jaak Panksepp
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 019517805X
Category: Medical
Page: 466
View: 8079
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This comprehensive and exceptionally readable text summarizes up-to-date information about the fundamental brain sources of emotional tendencies in humans and other animals.

The Brain and Learning

Supporting Emotional Health and Wellbeing in School
Author: Alison Waterhouse
Publisher: Mental Health and Wellbeing Teacher Toolkit
ISBN: 9781138370326
Category: Cognition in children
Page: 296
View: 4751
DOWNLOAD NOW »
One of the five books in the Mental Health and Wellbeing Toolkit, this practical resource is designed to help young children understand how the brain affects ways we see and interpret the world. The book offers research-driven, practical strategies, resources and lesson plans to support educators and health professionals. Key sections include 'How the brain develops'; 'Dealing with the inner critic' and 'Strategies that can help us manage strong emotions'. A Complete toolkit for teachers and councillors, this book offers: Easy to follow, and flexible, lesson plans that can be adapted and personalised for use in lessons or smaller groups or 1:1 work Resources that are linked to the PSHE and Wellbeing curriculum for KS1, KS2 and KS3 New research, 'Circles for Learning', where the introduction of baby observation into the classroom by a teacher is used to understand and develop self-awareness, skills for learning, relationships, neuroscience and awareness of others Learning links, learning objectives and reflection questions. This book is an essential resource for practitioners looking to have a positive impact on the mental health and wellbeing of the children and young people in their care; both now and in the future.

Teaching to the Brain's Natural Learning Systems


Author: Barbara K. Given
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 0871205696
Category: Education
Page: 163
View: 2163
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Uses the brain's five major learning systems--emotional, social, cognitive, physical, and reflective--to provide a framework for designing lessons and determining teaching approaches.

Emotion Explained


Author: Edmund T. Rolls
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198570035
Category: Medical
Page: 606
View: 3595
DOWNLOAD NOW »
"Emotion Explained will be valuable for those in the fields of neuroscience, psychology, and cognitive neuroscience from advanced undergraduate level upwards. It will also be of interest to those in biology, animal behaviour, zoology, evolutionary biology, physiology, nutrition, psychiatry, medicine, and philosophy. The book has been written with modular chapters and sections, making it possible to select particular chapters for course work."--Jacket.

Human Behavior, Learning, and the Developing Brain

Typical Development
Author: Donna Coch,Kurt W. Fischer,Geraldine Dawson
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606239686
Category: Psychology
Page: 412
View: 9912
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Synthesizing the breadth of current knowledge on brain behavior relationships in atypically developing children, this important volume integrates theories and data from multiple disciplines. Leading authorities present their latest research on specific clinical problems, including autism, Williams syndrome, learning and language disabilities, ADHD, and issues facing infants of diabetic mothers. In addition, the effects of social stress and maltreatment on brain development and behavior are thoroughly reviewed. Demonstrating the uses of cuttingedge methods from developmental neuroscience, developmental psychology, and cognitive science, the contributors emphasize the implications of their findings for real-world educational and clinical practices.

The Emotional Brain

The Mysterious Underpinnings of Emotional Life
Author: Joseph Ledoux
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684836599
Category: Psychology
Page: 384
View: 6449
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Examines emotions and psychological disorders from a biological perspective, analyzing what emotions are, how they operate in the brain, and how they influence everyday lives

Readings for Reflective Teaching in Schools


Author: Andrew Pollard
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472509110
Category: Education
Page: 504
View: 7827
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Readings for Reflective Teaching in Schools provides a portable library of over a hundred readings to support teacher education and professional development. Extensively updated since earlier editions, the book concisely introduces both classic and contemporary research and understanding on teaching and learning. The selection reflects current issues and concerns in education and has been designed to support school-led teacher education as well as a wide range of school–university partnership arrangements. Uniquely, two types of reading are provided: - summaries enabling easy access to evidence on key classroom issues – including relationships, behaviour, curriculum planning, teaching strategies and assessment processes; - analyses of deeper forms of understanding about teaching and learning processes, to support the development of expertise throughout a teaching career. This collection of readings is edited by Andrew Pollard, former Director of the UK's Teaching and Learning Research Programme, with the advice of primary and secondary specialists from the University of Cambridge. Readings for Reflective Teaching in Schools is part of a fully integrated set of resources for primary and secondary education. Reflective Teaching in Schools focuses on how to achieve high-quality teaching and learning. By design, it offers both practical support for effective practice and routes towards deeper expertise. The website, reflectiveteaching.co.uk, offers supplementary resources including reflective activities, research briefings, advice on further reading and additional chapters. It also features a glossary, links to useful websites, and a conceptual framework for deepening expertise. This book is one of the Reflective Teaching Series – inspiring education through innovation in early years, schools, further, higher and adult education.

Warum ich nicht länger mit Weißen über Hautfarbe spreche


Author: Reni Eddo-Lodge
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 360811534X
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
View: 5315
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Viel zu lange wurde Rassismus als reines Problem rechter Extremisten definiert. Doch die subtileren, nicht weniger gefährlichen Vorurteile finden sich dort, wo man am wenigsten mit ihnen rechnen würde – im Herzen der achtbaren Gesellschaft. Was bedeutet es, in einer Welt, in der Weißsein als die selbstverständliche Norm gilt, nicht weiß zu sein? Reni Eddo-Lodge spürt den historischen Wurzeln der Vorurteile nach, und zeigt unmissverständlich, dass die Ungleichbehandlung Weißer und Nicht-Weißer unseren Systemen seit Generationen eingeschrieben ist. Ob in Politik oder Popkultur – nicht nur in der europaweiten Angst vor Immigration, sondern auch in aufwogenden Protestwellen gegen eine schwarze Hermine oder einen dunkelhäutigen Stormtrooper wird klar: Diskriminierende Tendenzen werden nicht nur von offenen Rassisten, sondern auch von vermeintlich toleranten Menschen praktiziert. Um die Ungerechtigkeiten des strukturellen Rassismus herauszustellen und zu bekämpfen, müssen darum People of Color und Weiße gleichermaßen aktiv werden – »Es gibt keine Gerechtigkeit, es gibt nur uns.«

Finding the Bloom of the Cactus Generation

Improving the Quality of Life for Seniors
Author: Maggie Walters
Publisher: "The Cactus Generation"
ISBN: 9781599300115
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 183
View: 9358
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The Cactus Generation explains about the benefits of touch for seniors, especially those suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's patients cease to recognize family members by sight or by the sound of voice, but they will always recognize their touch. Touch becomes another form of communication, one that we are not accustomed to. Touch breaks through the barriers of Alzheimer's disease. The Cactus Generation explains how to stay connected to loved ones through the personal story of author Maggie Walters.

Teaching with the Brain in Mind


Author: Eric Jensen
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416615008
Category: Education
Page: 187
View: 2501
DOWNLOAD NOW »
When the first edition of Teaching with the Brain in Mind was published in 1998, it quickly became an ASCD best-seller, and it has gone on to inspire thousands of educators to apply brain research in their classroom teaching. Now, author Eric Jensen is back with a completely revised and updated edition of his classic work, featuring new research and practical strategies to enhance student comprehension and improve student achievement. In easy to understand, engaging language, Jensen provides a basic orientation to the brain and its various systems and explains how they affect learning. After discussing what parents and educators can do to get children’s brains in good shape for school, Jensen goes on to explore topics such as motivation, critical thinking skills, optimal educational environments, emotions, and memory. He offers fascinating insights on a number of specific issues, including * How to tap into the brain’s natural reward system. * The value of feedback. * The importance of prior knowledge and mental models. * The vital link between movement and cognition. * Why stress impedes learning. * How social interaction affects the brain. * How to boost students’ ability to encode, maintain, and retrieve learning. * Ways to connect brain research to curriculum, assessment, and staff development. Jensen’s repeated message to educators is simple: You have far more influence on students’ brains than you realize . . . and you have an obligation to take advantage of the incredible revelations that science is providing. The revised and updated edition of Teaching with the Brain in Mind helps you do just that.

The endocannabinoid system: a key modulator of emotions and cognition


Author: Patrizia Campolongo
Publisher: Frontiers E-books
ISBN: 2889190854
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 3890
DOWNLOAD NOW »


Minds, Brains, and Learning

Understanding the Psychological and Educational Relevance of Neuroscientific Research
Author: James P. Byrnes
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781572306523
Category: Education
Page: 214
View: 3763
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Why should psychologists and educators study the brain? Can neuroscientific research advance our understanding of student learning and motivation? What do informed readers need to know to tell the difference between plausible applications of brain research and unfounded speculation? This timely volume considers the benefits of incorporating findings from cognitive neuroscience into the fields of educational, developmental, and cognitive psychology. The book provides a basic foundation in the methodology of brain research; describes the factors that affect brain development; and reviews salient findings on attention, memory, emotion, and reading and mathematics. For each domain, the author considers the ways that the neuroscientific evidence overlaps with or diverges from existing psychological models. Readers gain skills for assessing the credibility of widely publicized claims regarding critical periods of learning, the effects of stress hormones on the brain, the role of music training in boosting academic performance, and more. Also elucidated are the possible neuroscientific bases of attention deficits, reading problems, and mathematical disabilities in children. The volume concludes by suggesting areas for future investigation that may help answer important questions about individual and developmental differences in learning.