Thursday, June 27
11:15-11:45 AM
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Using Brain-Based Learning Strategies in the Classroom

Full Paper: Conceptual & Empirical Study ID: 38995
  1. Suzanne Houff
    University of Mary Washington
  2. Mary Beth Klinger
    College of Southern Maryland
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    Teresa Coffman
    University of Mary Washington

Abstract: This research study examined brain-based learning within a framework of cognitive sciences. Brain-based learning involves a strategy that incorporates different learning styles and active learning techniques to enhance student engagement and achievement. The primary purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of higher education faculty knowledge, beliefs, and practices within a brain-based learning approach and if they incorporate these ideas into their instruction. Survey questionnaires were distributed online to faculty and students at two different higher education institutions to determine if faculty and student responses reinforced and supported each other. An analysis of the data confirmed this support and showed that faculty are interested in and are using brain-based instruction to encourage student engagement and learning in the classroom.

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