Dr. Haley Woodside-Jiron, Summer 2013
Society, Stress & the Brain - 2
Course Learning Objectives
Society, Stress and the Brain
(EDCI 200) will:
Acquire basic knowledge in how the brain is involved with learning andmemory
Read and analyze the growing research documenting the specific effectsof stress on brain development and the learning process.
Understand theoretical and practical overviews of the role of dialogiclearning in developing agency and locus of control in the individual
Explore and develop interactive learning environments that foster locus of control and agency thus promoting more effective and generative learningexperiences.
Required Texts / Materials
Jensen, E. (2005). Teaching With the Brain in Mind. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Johnston, P. H. (2004). Choice words: How our language affectschildren’s learning. Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers.
Zull, J. E. (2002). The art of changing the brain: Enriching the practice of teaching by exploring the biology of learning. Sterling, VA: Stylus.
Additional articles, chapters, and web based readings/videos will beposted online throughout the course as appropriate to our discussions
Grading Criteria / Attendance Policy
All students are expected to participate consistently throughout the course.Further details about participation expectations are listed below under expectations. Also, please see the UVM Grading Policy link at the end of thesyllabus.
Course assignments and grades:Assignment Due date % course gradeParticipation Ongoing 20%Learning Contract /13 10%Paper I /13 25%Paper II /13 25%Powerpoint /13 20%