Facilitating Learning with the Adult Brain in Mind

Catherine Marienau
January 19, 2017

Facilitating Learning with the Adult Brain in Mind: A Conceptual and Practical Guide

By: Catherine Marienau, School for New Learning; Kathleen Taylor, St. Mary's College - California

Facilitating Learning book cover

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Synthesizing trends in neuroscience, cognitive science and philosophy in mind, "Facilitating Learning with the Adult Brain in Mind" explains how the brain works from a learning perspective. Learning is an embodied experience in which emotion and analogy play major roles. In this text, dozens of embodied learning approaches for teaching-learning are presented for use in diverse settings with different subject matter.

What makes your book or chapter different or unique from others in the same genre? 

Most literature on the brain and learning focuses on traditional school-aged learners and is either too technique-oriented or too technical. "Facilitating Learning with the Adult Brain in Mind" offers greater clarity about why certain models of facilitation or teaching strategies are well aligned with how the brain learns, without getting lost in brain architecture. 

About the author: 

Catherine Marienau mentors and teaches in the School for New Learning, where she coordinates the Master of Arts in Educating Adults program. She consults and publishes in areas concerning brain-aware learning and facilitation, competency-based learning, student learning assessment, adult development, and reflective practice.

Publisher, publication date, length:

Jossey-Boss, March 2016, 344 pages

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