These free downloads consist of chapters, articles and excerpts from the Caines’ writing, from 2001 to date.
Summary of the Caines’ work over the last 25 years.
12 Brain/mind principles expanded
Brief description of each principle with some references provided.
An introduction to the brain as a pattern maker, the importance of feelings and emotions in patterning, and the impact of “fight or flight” on learning.
Explains memory, describes the power of context in learning and shows that learning outcomes vary between surface knowledge, intellectual knowledge and performance knowledge, depending on how many diferent aspects of learning are engaged.
Describes the the criteria that have to be met for establishing principles, and illustrates these with reference to one of the Brain / Mind Learning Principles.
Argues that, for change to occur in education, there must be a general shift in the public mind about how people learn, a change that must accord with the nature of life itself.
Describes the interplay between perception and action that lies at the heart of gaining performance knowledge. All the Brain/Mind learning principles are engaged in the perception action dynamic.
Natural Learning: The Basis for Raising and Sustaining High Standards of Real World Performance. Caine G and Caine R. (2008). A Position Paper prepared for and published by the Natural Learning Research Insitute.
Brief explanation of how people learning naturally, followed by implications for teaching and suggestions for public policy.
How e-learning can be improved with strategies suggested by the Learning Principles.
The need for instructional leaders to see and be able to guide teachers in the path of professional development from direct instruction to the guided experience approach.
The traditional meme or driving idea of teaching and learning is incompatible with new research on how people learn. The article describes the meme, summarizes new research on the dance between perception and action, and shows what education needs to do as a result.