Brain-Compatible Learning provides an interactive exploration of the neurophysiology of gifted and talented education in the conceptual age, contextualized within the cognitive and affective needs of diverse gifted and talented students at the elementary and secondary levels. Rooted in the seminal work on the ‘gifted brain’ and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's research on 'Flow', Brain Compatible Learning explores the ways in which problem-centered learning; experiential and epiphany-based learning; empowerment and choice; memory; technology use; informal/formal learning resources; and practical relevance serve as catalysts for creativity and commitment within and across disciplinary areas embedded with state standards for gifted and talented students. Implications and strategies for instruction will be presented and discussed, especially as they relate to English Learners, low-SES learners and culturally and linguistically diverse learners. This course is a prerequisite for enrollment in Practicum in Gifted and Talented Education.
Course Number: EDUC-40113
Credit: 4.00 unit(s)