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1 UDA SCIENCE «THE HUMAN BRAIN» English teacher: Miscia Roberta Liceo Scientifico «G. Galilei» Pescara A. S Class: 3^ A

2 HOW TO USE IT? We feel that the best way to use our brain is to think and organize our mind basically in two ways: 1.logically, by approaching reality through problem solving, 2.creatively, by inventing something which turns us into kinds of «demiurges» in recombining the data of reality into newer and newer patterns and forms.

3 TWO EMISPHERES MAKE A PERFECT BRAIN

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5 We generally think: to answer needs…

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7 To satisfy all our needs an intelligence is not enough…

8 How smart are we? Which intelligence do we use?

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10 Multiple Intelligences

11 SHARING OUR INTELLIGENCE IS THE SECRET TO GET TO «THE TREASURE ISLAND»

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13 Consider a project

14 Staying together changes our students’ learning «weather» prospects

15 Students’ brains are altered by important social experiences occurring in the classroom and the school

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17 LATINI DICUNT: « Mens sana In corpore sano »

18 The complex nature of the social brain What can we expect of our developing social brain? How does it respond to small or large social gathering? How is our behaviour when we are in a social setting different from our behaviour when we are alone? Are there gender differences in our social brain? Let’s explore…

19 We have to consider… COGNITION SOCIAL STRESS SOCIAL BONDING SOCIAL BIAS PEER PRESSURE SOCIAL DIFFICULTIES

20 We must take into account that: - the brain matures slowly and often does not complete maturity until we are in our teens and 20s; -to develop social cognitive skills students have to spend some part of their learning time in groups; -options for grouping: pair-share, competitions, simulations, cooperative groups and structure social time for discussion; -social play has an important role in the classroom: it regulates stress, improves creativity, forges social bonds, decision making, and introduces codes of conduct.

21 COMMON SOURCES OF DEMOTIVATION * lack of positive relationship * perception of threats * brain anomalies * drug use * perception that class assignments or tasks are irrelevant * lack of psychological support

22 How can we motivate students? In what ways is the brain naturally motivated from within? Through: * rewards (natural to the brain), * a meaningful appropriate curriculum, * the choice of positive social grouping, * a supportive environment.

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24 Summing up… 2 «golden rules»: 1. BE POSITIVE 2. HELP STUDENTS TO THINK POSITIVELY SO THEY WILL SUCCEED IN TRUSTING THEIR OWN CAPABILITIES!! We can do great things: «THINKING» HOW TO WORK TOGETHER!

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26 CONTENTS BRAIN ANATOMY: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONS

27 The brain is the most complicated part of the human body, and yet less is known about it than any other part. It is quite small (a normal human brain weighs about one kilogram) and a bigger brain does not mean a better brain.

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30 QUESTION: - HOW MANY BRAINS DO WE HAVE? ONE OR TWO? ANSWER: - IT IS EASY: OF COURSE WE HAVE JUST ONE BRAIN BUT IT IS DIVIDED INTO TWO EMISPHERES

31 LEFT RIGHT CalculationsSpatial Abilities MathsFace Recognition Logical AbilitiesVisual Imagery LanguageMusic

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33 ENGLISH TEACHER: Prof.ssa Miscia Roberta Class: III A LICEO SCIENTIFICO «G. Galilei» Pescara A. S


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