Neuroplasticity and Learning (part 2)

After writing last week’s post I was still thinking about the amazing aspects of the brain. On Wednesday night, while channel hopping, we stumbled across a repeat of the the documentary “The brain that changes itself” by Norman Doige on SBS2, here is a link: http://www.sbs.com.au/documentary/video/2298944695/The-Brain-That-Changes-Itself (there is only 4 days left to view it at this link, but I am sure it will be repeated again soon). It follows the case studies in the book, and has some amazing stories to share.

Importantly this book and documentary show that what we know about any topic is not fixed.  The case study of the lady who grew up with severe learning difficulties is particularly poignant; no-one is a ‘lost cause’ and it is a matter of trying to find ways of learning that work for individuals. It also reminds me that, as a teacher, my learning will never be complete. That is what excites me as I get further and further along my teaching journey (15 years and counting), the knowledge that it will always be a learning journey too!

Until next week

Fiona T

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  1. Trackback: Digital Games and Neuroplasticity (Part 3) « mypaperlessphd
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