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dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: Peggy Taylor.en
dc.contributor.authorGray, Rachel L.en
dc.description.abstractBrain-based education focuses on how we learn and the effects our emotions play in the learning process. This project looked at the effect of using brain-based strategies in the classroom on understanding, motivation, and long-term retention of biology concepts. This project spanned three units in two biology classes. The first unit was taught using traditional lecture, videos, diagramming activities, and PowerPoint shows. The other two units incorporated brain-based strategies such as team building activities, positive feedback, use of multiple intelligences, and student choice. Pre- and post assessments were used to evaluate student learning and constructed response essays were used to determine long-term retention of concepts. Student attitude surveys along with pre- and post interviews were used to determine whether there was an increase in motivation as a result of treatment. Overall, the use of brain-based strategies had a positive effect on student understanding, motivation and long-term retention of biology concepts as well as had a positive impact on the classroom environment and peer interactions.en
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, Graduate Schoolen
dc.subject.lcshActive learningen
dc.subject.lcshMultiple intelligencesen
dc.subject.lcshHigh school studentsen
dc.titleUsing brain-based strategies to increase motivation, cognition and long-term memory of biology conceptsen
dc.typeProfessional Paperen
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2013 by Rachel L. Grayen
thesis.catalog.ckey2194117en, Graduate Committee: C. John Graves; Elinor Pulcini.en Programs for Science Education.en Paperen
mus.relation.departmentIntercollege Programs for Science Education.en_US

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