DR. TRACEY TOKUHAMA-ESPINOSA'S MASTERCLASS 2

MIND, BRAIN AND EDUCATION SCIENCE: REVOLUTIONARY IDEAS TO TRANSFORM EDUCATION

MASTERCLASS | 16 APR 2019

Teacher leaders, administrators, principles and others in decision making position often make choices based on what has worked in the past, data or evidence that support convictions, prior experiences, or other tried-and-true methods. However, when confronted with the question “But why do you do that?” many respond, “That’s The Way We’ve Always Done It” (Jukes, 2013). In this masterclass, we want to consider how decision making can also be informed by Mind, Brain, and Education science, specifically focusing on six guides: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How learning occurs.

Specifically, we will explore six big bold decisions in education that shape the potential for better teaching and learning outcomes:

Who: Why do we divide classrooms by age? (Why not experience?)

What: Why do we teach the same topics as 200 years ago when needs have changed? (Why not the Five Pillars?)

When: Why do we start the school day so early? Why do we go to school nine or ten months out of the year then rest for two to three months? (Why not year-round schooling and flexible start times?)

Where: Why is face-to-face still the norm in schools? (Why not leverage technology more?)

Why: Why do we use grades as a sign of achievement? (Why not use Mastery Learning?)

How: Why do we grade students with standardized tests? (Why not use e-portfolios throughout a student’s academic life?)

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