Neuromyths: Awareness, Predictors, and Using Mind-Brain-Education (MBE) Science to Design and Teach for Student Success
Concurrent Session 1
Come and test your awareness of neuromyths and evidence-based practices related to the brain and learning. Using six Mind, Brain, and Education (MBE) principles as a framework, this interactive session will share findings and research from an international OLC study that included instructors, instructional designers, and professional development administrators from online, blended, and onsite education programs across public, private, and for-profit institutions. Panelists will discuss predictors of awareness of neuromyths and evidence-based practices. Leave with innovative MBE strategies and extensive resources to support student success.
Prior research has indicated a relationship between an instructor’s beliefs and her/his instructional practices in general (Knapp, 2013, Stein & Wang, 1988; Youyan, Tan, Liau, Lau, & Chua, 2013). Therefore, it is importance to understand the pedagogical beliefs of higher education instructors, instructional designers, and professional development administrators and their awareness of evidence-based practices that build upon the literature and advancements in the learning sciences.
This interactive session examines advancements in technology and neuroscience that are expanding what we know about the human brain. Furthermore, this session explores research from MBE science that provides important insight about the human learning process which is critical to course design, teaching, and learning.
Data and findings from an OLC international study, which included 45 countries, will highlight neuromyths found within higher education that are also prevalent in K-12 education. Additionally, data and findings will highlight awareness of evidence-based research from the neurosciences, cognitive sciences, and learning sciences. Panelists will discuss predictors of neuromyths and discuss the high level of interest in learning more about the brain across instructors, instructional designers, and professional development administrators. MBE strategies and resources will be shared that can be applied across disciplines and educational formats to support student engagement and transfer of learning across real-world contexts.