Aug 21, 2019  
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
    
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EDUC 533 Neo-Cortex Development: High Order Thinking Through Problem Solving, Creativity, and Play

3 Credits

Harvard Medical School research has told us for over 20 years that the neo-cortex (the adult, highly evolved thinking brain) needs to engage in problem solving, creativity and play in order to grow and develop.  The same part of the brain that we need to pass the PSSA will only be at its best when engaged in regular problem solving, creativity, and play.  Play lies at the core of creativity and innovation.  We are built to play and we develop through play.  Through problem solving and play we learn how the world works and how people interact.  This class will be highly experiential with significant time spent fully engaged in problem solving, creativity and play activities for the benefit of all in class.



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