Jillian Douglas and Jennie Thede of IdeaLearning Group have been selected to present at the 2012 ASTD Cascadia Conference. Their session is titled Your Brain is Not a Bucket: Learning through Experience.
The brain is not a finite container that you fill up. Instead, the brain is a complex system of dynamic connections that interpret, process, and organize an amazing amount of information. Most of our learning takes place through direct experience as opposed to formal instruction. In this session, we look at the shortcoming of traditional lecture-based training and education through the filter of brain-based learning research. What roles do experience and sensory intake play in learning? How can we implement brain-based learning principles to get back to the basics and create richer, long-lasting learning experiences? This hands-on workshop will inspire you to reframe the way you train using practical brain-based tools and strategies with your learners.