Activites and articles and explorations related to Chapter 5 to stimulate thinking!

Attention Study on Children from the University of Oregon

Have you seen this animated version of Sir Kenneth Robinson's TEDTALK on creativity?

This is a great video!!!

  • Could you create a concept map of just one branch of the map we created and link the ideas to the BTT Model?
  • Inspiration can be downloaded for free for a 30 day trial. Our overview map is on a separate page...see the index on the right?
  • Have you had the chance to read some additional articles?

How Arts Training Improves Attention and Cognition

By Michael I. Posner, Ph.D. and Brenda Patoine

September 14, 2009
Great article on the importance of training the executive attention function and how music may benefit it.

How about? or to practice attention, shift in focus, alertness, etc.

Posner - Educating the Human Brain-Attention Networks & Learning

For additional articles, please see the citations below:
Wilmes, B., Harrington, L., Kohler-Evans, P., & Sumpter, D.. (2008). Coming to our senses: Incorporating brain research finding into classroom instruction. Education, 128(4), 659-666. Retrieved November 10, 2010, from Research Library. (Document ID: 1501399841).

Bill Roper, & David Davis. (2000). Howard gardner: Knowledge, learning and development in drama and arts education. Research in Drama Education, 5(2), 217-233. Retrieved November 10, 2010, from Research Library. (Document ID: 60623133)

Sonuga-Barke, E., Bitsakou, P., & Thompson, M.. (2010). Beyond the dual pathway model:Evidence for dissociation of timeing, inhibitory, and delay-related impairments in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 49(4), 345. Retrieved November 10, 2010, from Research Library. (Document ID: 2013781411).