Do you know how you learn best? Perhaps it is by reading information or writing. Maybe it is by hearing or doing the actual task. We each have our own learning preferences and styles and in this class, we will learn why. We’re taking a deep dive into the brain – literally and figuratively.
This class is recommended for learners aged 11-15. Together, we explore memory and the executive functions before dissecting a brain to get a closer look at everything. Students will be asked to draw on their experiences in order to reflect on their learning styles and ways that they can leverage their brains when learning.
Sample Course Outline
This class has 8 meetings where each class discusses a different topic. A sample outline is provided:
- Introduction, review of goals
- Executive functions 1-4: Impulse Control, Emotional Control, Flexible Thinking, Working Memory
- Executive Functions 5-8: Self-Monitoring, Task Initiation, Planning and Prioritizing, and Organization
- Executive Function Review, reflection
- Overview of the brain
- Memory: Working vs Short-Term vs Long-Term
- Thinking and Problem Solving
- Brain Dissection
The Psychology of Learning is offered Summer 2019 and Fall 2019.