Graduate Project Title
Enhancing Student Learning through Brain-Based Learning Techniques: A Handbook for Educators
Date of Degree Completion
Master of Education (MEd)
Timothy W. Young
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
The significance of utilizing a brain-based approach to learning and teaching was researched. Current brain research indicates that often traditional educational methods are not conducive or are even detrimental to student learning. Several sources supported the brain-based learning, multiple intelligence, and learning styles theories. The research suggested that the brain-based learning approach has been beneficial not only to student learning but also to an increase in student motivation and self-esteem. A handbook for educators was created to compliment existing curriculum. This handbook features "brain friendly" strategies and activities that focus on rich and positive learning experiences that enable students to develop problem solving and critical thinking skills. These activities were designed for use in a primary age level classroom.
McFarland, Cynthia Gail, "Enhancing Student Learning through Brain-Based Learning Techniques: A Handbook for Educators" (1998). All Graduate Projects. 580.
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