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Brain Based adult learning

Engaging Adult Learners

I am an adjunct professor. I teach adults. That is the easy part. Picture this. It’s a Tuesday about 5:30 PM. The three-credit Master’s level course, “Leadership and Decision-Making” will begin at 6:00. Twenty-five students are registered for the course that will meet for five hours over seven Tuesdays plus one Saturday for 7 hours. The room is set up in pods of four. In fact, four female students...

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Playing Games in the Adult Classroom

Playing Games in the Adult Classroom

Playing games at school is as old as schools. Get two kids get together and some kind of game will emerge. Images of playing children from shows like Little House on the Prairie are easy to conjure, but adults playing games in a classroom? Do games work as a teaching strategy? Are games brain-friendly? Alex Moseley (2013) quoted an adult, “Playing what was in effect a giant game was inappropriate ...

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brain based adult learning

Andragogy, Pedagogy and Brain Based Learning

It has been a joy to learn about andragogy – teaching adults in contrast to pedagogy – teaching children. There are similarities between the two age-related groups and significant differences. Brain-based learning has also intrigued me for some time. Actually, anything about the brain captivates my attention. Much about brain-based approaches to learning is rightfully aimed at children. When I am ...

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