You are probably a teacher in higher education because, at heart, you are a perpetual student and long-ago discovered that a great teacher is first a great student. Accordingly, you may be intrigued by how neuroscience fundamentals, largely discovered in the last decade or so, might improve your teaching and student learning. “It’s an amazing instrument, your brain,” said author Robert Cooper, “but it’s up to you to see that it plays the tune you want.”This webinar explores the idea that if faculty members acquire knowledge of brain basics, they can be even better teachers. That purpose is accomplished by first describing the human brain’s features and functions  not at a brain-surgery level of detail, but rather from the perspective of immediate application inside of engineering education. Then the webinar moves to suggesting ways in which faculty can use “Neuroscience 101” knowledge to help students be more effective, efficient, and creative. 


About the presenter:


Stuart G. Walesh, PhD, PE is an independent consultant-teacher-author providing leadership, management, and education/training services. Prior to beginning his consultancy, he worked in the academic, government, and business sectors serving as a professor, dean, project engineer and manager, department head, discipline manager, marketer, and litigation consultant.

He authored six books and many engineering publications. His most recent textbooks are “Introduction to Creativity and Innovation for Engineers” (Pearson 2017) and “Engineering Your Future: The Professional Practice of Engineering” (Wiley 2012). Walesh facilitated and/or made presentations at several hundred workshops, seminars, classes, webinars, and meetings throughout the U.S. and internationally. Over the past one and one-half decades he has been active as a practitioner in the effort to reform the education and early experience of civil engineers.