Advantages And Disadvantages Of Brain-Based Teaching Approach

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The present scenario of education has put forward different theories and approaches to bring forth quality in instruction and to eliminate the limitation of normal way of learning. Some of the new approaches of learning are constructivism, multiple intelligence, active learning, inquiry-based learning, etc. One of the challenges India facing today is not only expansion and universalisation of education but also to improve the quality of education. Teachers in their every step of teaching structure the content and teach it in a well-planned and well-executed way. However, expected learning is not resulted. As such, teachers must play a vital role in overcoming this challenge. For this, teachers need to undergo the following steps.
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In the traditional method of teaching, students are made to rush through a basic curriculum designed for them. They follow homogeneous style of learning which create boredom, low achievement, and discipline problems. Experts of educational field are putting effort to find solution to this difficult problem by bringing forth non-traditional pedagogical approaches such as brain-based teaching approach. Our traditional learning ignore the natural learning processes of brain whereas BBTA with its holistic approach is considered to boost learning. “It is an approach of learning which favours the brain’s best natural operational principles with the goal of attaining maximum attention, understanding, meaning, and memory” (Jenson ,…show more content…
Brain-based learning is an educational approach based on the evidences how current research in neuroscience shows how brain naturally learn best. This new approach can be implemented to any learning environment from kindergarten to higher-grade classroom (Awolola, 2010). The concept of how brain learns and its relation to educational field is known as brain-based learning. It is also described as a strategy that gives information about human brain and how to structure the content with the emphasis on how brain learns naturally.
Brain-based teaching approach is a strategy structured based on the principles of brain-based learning and with the help of three teaching techniques namely relaxed alertness, orchestrated immersion, and active processing (Caine & Caine, 1991,2003). They have emphasised that “brain research establishes and confirms multiple complex and concrete experiences essential for meaningful learning and teaching.” Based on their research and experience, further they argued that great teaching involves three fundamental elements
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