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UDA SCIENCE «THE HUMAN BRAIN» English teacher: Miscia Roberta Liceo Scientifico «G. Galilei» Pescara A. S. 2013-14 Class: 3^ A
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.
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…
We have to consider… COGNITION SOCIAL STRESS SOCIAL BONDING SOCIAL BIAS PEER PRESSURE SOCIAL DIFFICULTIES
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.
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
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.
CONTENTS BRAIN ANATOMY: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONS
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.