Fill your Tuesday afternoons with brain science! Enrollment is underway and some seats still remain open in this course: The Neuroscience of Learning. Don't miss this chance to sign up!
Join Dr. Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa (researcher, professor, author of nine books on Mind, Brain, and Education, and editor for the Nature partner journal Science of Learning), Julia Volkman (Maitri Learning's founder), and other scholars online on Tuesday afternoons (3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST) this spring. Confirmed guest speakers include Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, PhD., Cynthia Borja, PhD., Dee Rutgers, PhD and Barbara Arrowsmith-Young. Accomplished teaching assistants Jovi Nazareno and Danielle Batchelor will present on specific topics including literacy, neuroimaging, and executive dysfunction. This is a line-up you just don't want to miss!
Julia, Maitri Learning's founder, has been helping to teach this course since 2012 and is passionate about the transformative potential of this field. (She puts her knowledge to practical use in the design of all of Maitri Learning's offerings).
To get a better idea of the “Neuroscience of Learning” as a whole, have a look at a preview of the syllabus on the course website. Key topics include:
- Functional neuroanatomy
- Plasticity and epigenetics
- Neurodevelopment: ages, stages, and prior experience
- Affective neuroscience (social emotional learning)
- Executive functions (with special focus on attention and memory)
- Mindfulness and the default mode network
- Theory of mind and cultural neuroscience