The Cerebral Cortex

This part of the brain is used for higher level thinking.

It processes thousands of bits of information per minute

It is the slowest of the three levels of the brain

Students must be operating in this level if learning is to take place

Therefore the learning environment must be absent of threats, so that the brain doesn't "downshift" into its more primitive parts.

This is the home of academic learning.

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Bryn Evans 2003