[課程] 【魅力教學】優雅大腦的奧秘 — 學術導遊的奇幻之旅！發佈時間:2020-11-04 15:38:32
“If you did not become a scholar, what would you like to do for living?” we asked Prof. Chuan-Chin Chiao, who chose to study Department of Marine Biotechnology and Resources in NSYSU because of the only diving course in Taiwan, and accidentally developed his enthusiasm about research. He interestingly replied, “I would be a tour guide because a tour guide can explore many intriguing things and lead others to find them as well!” With endless desire of knowledge and a mission to teach, Prof. Chiao has been awarded the excellent teacher of NTHU three times in the past ten years. The course, Brain and Mind, was one of the hottest classes and was taken by 300 students in 2012. Although he cannot become a tour guide, his students cannot help but admire his guiding ability to lead students to the world of ocean.
如果資源無限，最想知道的問題，果然還是「大腦如何運作！」從海洋生物學到腦神經系統的學術殿堂，焦傳金老師秉持著對研究的終極關懷，開設的通識課「腦與心智」，主要帶學生探討腦與心智（Brain and Mind）的關連性。課程逐週從感覺與知覺開始、包括注意力與情緒、決策與執行，以及理性與感性、選擇&決策、智力與創造力、發育&可塑性等議題。課前先播放一段主題影片及理論，再帶入每週議題，即使無相關知識背景，也能透過影片及科學人雜誌等期刊論文逐步入門。充實的課程內容，加上老師有邏輯的講課風格，總讓學生趨之若鶩。
If resource was infinite, what people want to know would still be the operation of brain. From marine biology to neuroscience, Prof. Chiao is always strongly concerned about his research. His GE course, Brain and Mind, mainly focuses on leading students to explore the relation between brain and mind. The course will begin with Sensation and Perception, including Attention and Emotion, Decision-making and Execution, as well as rationality and sensitivity, Option and Decision-making, intelligence and creativity, development and malleability. The teacher will play a video and introduce a theory at first, and then discuss the issue of the week. Even those who have no biological background can also be gradually involved in the lesson through videos and journal articles from Scientific American. Substantial lessons and the teacher’s logical teaching style always attract a sea of students.
In addition to Prof. Chiao’s attitude and enthusiasm, Prof. Chiao’s course features selected nice book recommendation. Those best books are not the cold professional text books as thick as breaks but the materials from Scientific American, which are 4-to-9-page easy articles in associate with a variety of knowledge of brain operation. Students will find the secrets of science by reading the recommended books of which topics include how to see more clearly, how to save newborn brain cell, how colors cause illusion, and even how creatures communicate by pheromone. The teacher believes that students cannot only reveal the veiling of brain but also realize how to protect and train our brains. Those who have understood the ageing mechanism of brain and been prepared can elegantly mature with dignity.
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