Exciting discoveries in neuroscience and continued developments in cognitive psychology have presented new insights about the brain, the human neurological structure and the attendant perceptions and emotions that contribute to learning. Educators today are fascinated with the implications of connecting knowledge about how the brain works with teaching and learning in the classroom. Conclusions as to how the brain works are based on basic research of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
The KKEL Research and Development team uses this latest research to develop its curriculum and enable children to learn in a way that is most effective as well as engaging. Presented below are two key findings of brain research and how they are used in our curriculum.
Example 1 - Using research on synapses
A child is born with approximately 100 billion brain cells or Neurons.