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Training for brain-based education and literacy

 
The aim of the training is to create solid pedagogical foundations through applied neuroscience, in order to meet new cultural requirements in a way that ensures benefits for everyone, from the highly gifted unto those in need of support.
 
Different modules enable teachers, educators and parents / grandparents to get started right away.
 
Courses are currently offered in English, German and French.
In addition, the material and documents are available in Lithuanian, Italian, Romanian and Czech already.

The training provides:
- Clear understanding of what the brain needs in order to learn as persistently, naturally, and effectively, as it does during early childhood.
- Acquisition of practical skills for holistic support of child development, reading and writing.
- Neurodidactic * manual and videos, as well as materials for different age groups.

Each module concludes by test and internship and with the European ECVET certificate.
Modules A and B can be completed either as one-week residential course or as correspondence course.
Module C is residential. It is aimed at creative people (poets, writers and musicians, as well as film or sound engineers, performers, programmers and designers).
The venue is the site of a former high school at the countryside in the Lusatian nature reserves.
 
To be considered for bursary, candidates will be of legal age and sends a letter of motivation with CV and references.
 

 

MODULES

This certification enables the graduate to teach the alphabet and handwriting by brain-based approach,  
using storytelling to enable children to learn letters in real word terms rather than as abstract shapes.
 
The graduate has
- a clear understanding of the neurological processes of learning and retaining information.
- the ability to apply this knowledge to literacy tuition.

This certification enables the graduate 
- to provide methodical advice in terms of brain-based education.
- to design lessons in a brain-based way.

The training includes:


Biography of the Brain

What brain cells need at which age. The so called critical Phases.
What the brain can and can not do. Neuroplasticity.
Different methodological needs of boys and girls. Body control and intellectual development.
 


The day schedule of the brain

What builds and protects neurons. The role of questions, errors and gratefulness.
Why lessons need to be exciting.  Tasks of the Hippocampus.
Unexpected impact of violence on the screen. Pavlov's classical conditioning.
How our criticism can change us. In our own brain, we are constantly a programmer.
Why rewards are own goals. What do we connect?
Why pleasure before work leads to success. The biochemistry of learning.
What matters by the end of the day. The 'night shift' of the brain.
 
 

IT Technics in the Brain
How feelings affect memory. Purposes of the amygdala.
Stress management: bypassing the 'reptile' brain. Modern means handling stone-age functions.
First encounters - developing a positive relationship with a subject. Central and lateral storage.
Mind-map for your 'Mexican Hat'. Center-Surround Function.
How to connect with a new language as naturally as with the mother tongue.  Center-Surround Function.
How to ensure that not the mistake, but the desired correction is remembered. Functions of the Hippocampus.

This certification enables the graduate to create brain-based educational materials.
The graduate has a clear understanding of the physiological impact artistic means have on the learning functions of the brain.
 
Materials developed include:
Alphabet story
Poster of the Alphabet Story
Poster for hand and print writing
Alphabet game cards
Coloring in book
Exercise book
Toolbox for creative writing

This material and approach enables the brain to store the alphabet in the form of contextual and emotional experiences, haptic fine-motor training, as well as visual and auditory stimuli by directly experienced meaningfulness. This results in tightly linked neuronal networks that work sustainably in a focused way.
 
The mile stones :
- Steps of personal development are experienced along the storyline.
- The letters are spontaneously internalized as events of these developmental steps.
- Useful sentences remain in the ear as tools for social competence.
- Speech is further developed in role-play and musical activities.
- Creating images together teaches reflection and interaction within the group.
- The hand feels confidence from the first stroke by the momentum of the new “In-Place Writing Exercises”.
- Inspiration for creative writing springs from the joy for the sound of speech, by which initially we learned to speak.


Biography of the Brain

What brain cells need at which age. The so called critical Phases.
What the brain can and can not do. Neuroplasticity.
Different methodological needs of boys and girls. Body control and intellectual development.

 


The day schedule of the brain

What builds and protects neurons. The role of questions, errors and gratefulness.
Why lessons need to be exciting. Tasks of the Hippocampus.
Unexpected impact of watching violence on the screen. Pavlov's classical conditioning.
How our criticism can change us. The programmer in our own brain.
Why rewards are own goals. The management of connections.
Why pleasure before work leads to success. The biochemistry of learning.
What matters by the end of the day. The 'night shift' of the brain.
 
 
 

IT Technics in the Brain


How feelings affect memory. Purposes of the amygdala.
Stress management: bypassing the 'reptile' brain. Modern means handling stone-age functions.
First encounters - developing a positive relationship with a subject. Central and lateral storage.
Mind-map for your 'Mexican Hat'. Center-Surround Function.
How to learn a new language like the mother tongue.  Center-Surround Function.
How to ensure that not the mistake, but the desired correction is remembered. Functions of the Hippocampus.
 

It is the purpose of the training, to serve education by artistic means, using style, dynamics and reciprocity of sound, color and shape in line with the functions of learning.

The work experience is part of every training module. Participants receive individual guidance individual guidance to consolidate by practice the acquired knowledge as skills.
Trainees complete the work experience with a presentation.
We offer opportunities for shorter or longer internships in Germany and in our partner countries.

 

A, B and D are part of each module. 

C is aimed at creatives (film technicians, sound engineers, performers, programmers, designers, poets / writers, musicians).

Internships can also be combined with stays abroad.

 

Table of the Modules

Booking the training

FAQ

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*"Neurodidactics" is a new term of the 21st century for educational approaches based on neuroscientific findings.
It is not to confuse with the term "neurolinguistics", the origin of which is in the 19th century and rooted in psychology.