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 Finally the resource titled "Learning" has been released. It was felt that the resource was so important for all educators to access that we have released this as a free electronic download. The physical book can be ordered from here for $NZ34.95

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15 November 2010

Mark has recently released the free 190pp resource entitled

Learning- How the Brain Learns

and this can be downloaded from here at no charge. The resource includes 17 video clips to support the resource as well as numerous hyperlinks to additional resources and information

Mark has  released a series of Multimedia resources based on the theme “Whatever!" including:

Whatever? School Version 2.0
The second education paradigm is suddenly changing every aspect of every education system as we migrate to School 2.0. This resource of 39 Readings outlines every aspect of how school will change. These changes are addressed from a theoretical and philosophical perspective as well as from a practical perspective. (400pp 600 research references 100 diagrams)

Status: completed and available from here
 

Whatever Next? The Global Conceptual Curriculum”

The global conceptual scaffold maps the conceptual development of each of the competencies as well as each of the learning areas across 5 levels of ability. The resource comes complete with Excel spreadsheets enabling schools to upload this scaffold to their Learning Management System. The resource covers both the philosophical and practical aspects of implementing a conceptual scaffold within the national curriculum framework . (340pp 140 research references 30 diagrams)

Status: completed and available from here

“Whatever! Were we Thinking?”

If we are to truly understand learning we need to understand how the brain learns and how people really think.  This text provides that up to date literature review and synthesis of our current knowledge of the brain and the three semi-autonomous learning systems it uses. The three learning systems

  • Remembering content via ‘rote’ learning and knowledge creation via epigenetic processes in the 7% of brain cells that are neurons
  • Building and automating conceptual frameworks of understanding using the interplay of astrocytes (75% of brain cells) and neurons
  • Combining those conceptual frameworks of understanding in different ways in order to be creative via brainwaves

The text also examines how we can apply this knowledge to significantly improve l learning in the classroom. (310pp 330 research references 50 diagrams)

Status: completed