Armstrong Faculty Lecture is October 26

(October 19, 2011) The Armstrong Atlantic State University Robert I. Strozier Faculty Lecture Series continues at noon on Wednesday, October 26 in the Student Union's Ogeechee Theatre on the Armstrong campus, 11935 Abercorn Street. The lecture is free and open to the public. (This presentation was originally scheduled for October 21).

Linda Ann McCall, assistant professor of early childhood education, and Joyce Bergin, assistant dean of the College of Education, will present “Some Thoughts, Reflections and Cautions Regarding Mind/Brain-Based Instruction.”

Over the past few years, a new topic has emerged in teacher preparation literature. Typically referred to as brain-based instruction or, as one author put it, “learning with the brain in mind,” this topic has raised almost as many questions and concerns as it has offered viable constructs. Just what is brain-based instruction? Can educators gain sufficient insight from the findings of neuroscience to make the kinds of instructional changes that will increase student achievement? This lecture examines what educators may employ successfully in the classroom, as well as offers caveats about misinterpretations and misrepresentations that result from leaping-before-looking at new claims and methodologies.