Facilitating learning with the adult brain in mind : a conceptual and practical guide
- Kathleen Taylor, Catherine Marienau.
- First edition.
- San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, a Wiley Brand, 
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- xvii, 359 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Education Library (Cubberley)
|LC5225 .L42 T4 2016||Unknown|
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-330) and indexes.
- Preface ix PART I: Brain: Then and Now 1 Chapter 1: Brain Basics changes in the brain over eons 3 Chapter 2: The Learning, Changing Adult Brain experience, memory, and emotions 33 Chapter 3: Metaphors, Embodiment, and Hemispheres foundations of brain-aware approaches 59 PART II: PracticesThat Enhance Adult Learning featuring the Theatre of Knowing 81 Chapter 4: Setting the Stage for Learning lowering anxiety, engaging curiosity 91 Chapter 5: Enter Stage Left starting with verbal-theoretical conceptual approaches in mind 115 Chapter 6: Enter Stage Right starting with embodied and metaphorical approaches in mind 135 Chapter 7: Center Stage interweaving multifaceted approaches 175 Chapter 8: Spotlight on Meaning Making scaffolding reflection and feedback 215 PART III: Reflecting on Practice 245 Chapter 9: Enhancing Brain-Aware Practice with Theory foundational theories of learning and development 247 Chapter 10: Toward Complexity and Commitment learning that promotes courageous informed action 287 Epilogue 311 References 315 Acknowledgments 331 About the Authors and Contributors 333 Name Index 345 Subject Index 349.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Practical "brain-aware" facilitation tailored to the adult brain Facilitating Learning with the Adult Brain in Mind explains how the brain works, and how to help adults learn, develop, and perform more effectively in various settings. Recent neurobiological discoveries have challenged long-held assumptions that logical, rational thought is the preeminent approach to knowing. Rather, feelings and emotions are essential for meaningful learning to occur in the embodied brain. Using stories, metaphors, and engaging illustrations to illuminate technical ideas, Taylor and Marienau synthesize relevant trends in neuroscience, cognitive science, and philosophy of mind. Readers unfamiliar with current brain discoveries will enjoy an informative, easy-to-read book. Neuroscience fans will find additional material designed to supplement their knowledge. Many popular publications on brain and learning focus on school-aged learners or tend more toward anatomical description than practical application. This book provides facilitators of adult learning and development a much-needed resource of tested approaches plus the science behind their effectiveness. Appreciate the fundamental role of experience in adult learning Understand how metaphor and analogy spark curiosity and creativity Alleviate adult anxieties that impede learning Acquire tools and approaches that foster adult learning and development Compared with other books on brain and learning, this volume includes dozens of specific examples of how experienced practitioners facilitate meaningful learning. These "brain-aware" approaches can be adopted and adapted for use in diverse settings. Facilitating Learning with the Adult Brain in Mind should be read by advisors/counselors, instructors, curriculum and instructional developers, professional development designers, corporate trainers and coaches, faculty mentors, and graduate students in fact, anyone interested in how adult brains learn.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118711453 20180611
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