Learning & Brain

Brain Myths Series: #2 Creative v Analytical Brains

If you are like me and millions of others, you may have taken a quiz or completed a visual challenge to test the dominance of your brain hemispheres.  Were you left or right brain dominant?  Or perhaps you were...
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The link between creative thinking and learning

"Educational approaches that enhance creative thinking skills also arguably engages the learner better and increase their intrinsic motivation to learn...this educational approach grows ‘high-functioning’ students, who...
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Is my teenager crazy?

Dr Greg Donohue talks about teen brain development and why behaviour can sometimes seem odd.
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Why Does Neuroscience Belong in Classroom Practice?

Dr Lou Whittaker writes for Meteor Education about why educators need to understand how to apply neuroscience principles in the classroom.  https://meteoreducation.com/neuroscience-in-classroom-practice/
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Brain Myth Series #1: Learning Styles

What are Brain Myths?   For thousands of years, mankind has pondered the mysteries of the human brain. With advances in neuroscience, we know more today about functions of the brain than ever before. Some...
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Performance Psychology: Mindset for Success in School and Life

What are the keys to success?  We may look to successful people for some clues.  Accomplished musicians, top executives, inventors, great teachers, elite athletes, talented artists, leaders and innovative...
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The Theory of Creativity

Duncan Wardle believes everyone is creative, but that it's getting harder to convince people of that. On the TEDxAUK stage, he talks about the importance of creativity and why it will be the one core human element to...
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What is the most important issue in Education today? John Hattie

Prof John Hattie of the University of Melbourne shares insights about education.
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Secrets from the experts: Deliberate practice

What does it take to be at the top of your game, a leader in your field?  Are some people just blessed with special talents? When we think of people like Mozart, Da Vinci, Bolt and others of extraordinary ability,...
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