Saturday, September 26, 2015

Neuroplasticity



Neuroplasticity - the brain's ability to grow and change over time depending on experiences is a departure from traditional understandings of the brain, and intelligence, as a fixed structure.  Neuroplasticity underlies the popular "Growth Mindset" thinking.  It also explains how the brain of the "digital native" - those who speak DFL - Digital as First Language (most of the students), is structurally different from the brain of those who have DSL - Digital as Second Language (most of the parents and teachers).  But DSLs can immerse themselves and become bilingual.