Monday, March 12, 2018

Running Concept Lists Help Students Make Connections | TAPP Radio 8


Neurogenesis in the adult brain.
Cells hate calcium (an analogy)
Your take on teaching A&P
Running concept lists to enhance deep learning.

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(1:00) A new paper revives the old dogma that adult brains cannot produce new neurons—but it's not  without controversy. What should we tell our students? 


(5:52) A simple analogy can help students remember a recurring principle about cell behavior involving important ions.


(12:52) You've got some insights sparked by topics in this podcast series? Let's hear them, so we can get some power-brainstorming going! 


(14:24) We all find it difficult to put all the facts and details together in our heads in a way that makes sense—that helps us connect ideas and gain insights. A simple technique of running concepts lists can provide a concrete template for this process. Used over time, running concept lists and also train the brain to make such connections easily.

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