Tip #803: The Biology of Learning

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Learning is about biology.” James Zull

I have been reading an intriguing book, The Art of Changing the Brain- Enriching the Practice of Teaching by Exploring the Biology of Learning, by James E. Zull. Professor Zull is a Professor of Biology and Biochemistry at Case Western University and the Director of The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education.

Kolb’s Learning Cycle and the Brain

Zull correlates David Kolb’s experiential learning model with how the brain physically functions.

Kolb’s experiential learning model is a cycle of learning that begins with concrete experience. The cycle then moves to reflective observation, abstract hypothesis and active testing, which starts the cycle again.

The passage below is drawn directly from Zull’s … Read the rest