The brain is dependent on setting, the body and social interaction to thrive and learn.
As we think about learner experience, the body and surroundings, we must remember that relationships matter
On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Tom Vander Ark is joined by Annie Murphy Paul author of the new book The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain.
For the past decade, Annie has been a leading brain science writer on The Brilliant Blog.
Let’s listen in as Tom and Annie discuss the importance of the body in using the mind, how this can be better applied in schools and distributed cognition.
On Social Learning
One person who shaped Annie’s mental model
Two key insights for edleaders (in summary)
- As we think about learner experience, the body and surroundings, we must remember that relationships matter.
- As our understand of learning science continues to shift, we must reconsider learning goals and the purpose of learning/development.
One additional insight from Annie
- The metaphors we use to understand ourselves shape our thinking. Brain as computer and brain as muscle are limited.