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Understanding Neuroplasticity for Better Learning and Teaching Series: (2 of 6) why and how to activate neurons linked to targeted learning?

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Facilitator(s): Steve Masson
Date:September 24, 2020
Time:4:00 pm – 5:00 pm MDT
$20.00 (CAD)
Location: Virtual
Course code: 21-FR-079

Target Audience

Education workers in francophone and immersion schools in Alberta

About this learning opportunity

Please note that this training is reserved for education workers from francophone and immersion schools in Alberta and that the webinar will not be recorded.

Please use your work email to register.

Watch the introductory webinar, How Can the Brain Help Us Teach Better? is a prerequisite.


Webinar 2: Why and how to activate neurons linked to targeted learning?

To learn, you have to change your brain. More specifically, you have to change the neural connections in your brain. These changes are made possible by this remarkable brain capacity called neuroplasticity. What exactly is neuroplasticity? How to promote it to help students learn better? In this presentation, we will discuss these questions to highlight the most important and fundamental neuroeducational principle for better learning and teaching: activate neurons related to targeted learning. We will see what this principle means in concrete terms by proposing precise implementation strategies.

October 15: Why and how to train memory retrieval and the development of explanations?

November 12: Why and how to space out the learning activities?

November 26: Why and how to maximize feedback?

December 10: Why and how to cultivate a dynamic state of mind?

About the facilitator(s)

After teaching elementary and high school for five years, Steve Masson completed one of the first doctoral theses in education presenting functional magnetic resonance imaging data. Since 2012, he has been a professor at the Faculty of Education at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM) and director of the Neuroeducational Research Laboratory (LRN). Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, he studies the brain mechanisms linked to school learning and teaching. He is particularly interested in the effects of teaching practices on the brain and the role of neuroscience in the choice of effective teaching strategies.

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