- Subject index
Supporting Children's Learning: A Guide for Teaching Assistants explains all the key ideas on how children learn and how best to support children in that learning. Covering all major themes, this book offers an introduction to main theories of learning and development from birth to primary including brain and emotional and social development; an introduction to what motivates learners to learn, and how much learners understand about how learning takes place; a glossary of terms; and case studies, research summaries and tasks for reflection.
Chapter 2: The Brain and Learning
The Brain and Learning
What is the Brain?
Obviously, it is what is inside our heads. Enfolded in layers of membrane and fluid, the brain is soft, grey tissue. It is rather like a jelly in consistency so ...