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How Best Practice Learning Methods Work in the Brain

Posted on by Brandon Klein

Have you ever sat in a classroom as an adult, wondering why you were being asked certain questions, or invited to participate in certain activities? As an educator, have you ever been asked the reasoning behind your exercises and been stumped for an answer? Listening to Harvard’s Dr Srini Pillay (author of Life Unlocked) speak in London in March helped me to make direct links between a whole series of best practice executive education techniques and what happens in the brain. All this is captured in short form in the table below. Look out for the back story in the June issue of Dialogue, out soon. I hope it answers some questions for you!

Adult Learning Activity
    

Why It Works in the Brain

Action Learning and Business Projects
    

Experimenting using serial hypotheses allows the brain to operate without being frozen by fear. Encourages divergent thinking and thus creativity