Summary of Podcast : Brains under Construction | Ep-01

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This Podcast discusses how games can help children learn new skills by providing a sense of achievement. It also introduces the idea that skills can be broken down into "core" skills and conditions in which those skills apply. Finally, it discusses how motivation is maintained in any skill by providing a sense of "achievement."

  • 00:00:00 The speaker describes how he became frustrated with the education system and eventually realized that he loves learning, which led him to start teaching. He then goes on to explain that the way something is taught should stick and make sense, which was not the case in his previous school experiences. He eventually left his previous job to start his own company, which is now doing well.
  • 00:05:00 The podcast discusses how pedagogy can make a big difference in how effective online learning is, and how games can be a powerful way to engage students. It explains how One, an idea that started with Grak, was unsuccessful because it was not scalable. However, with the help of Tanvi and their students, they were able to create activities that were engaging and helped connect students with the world around them.
  • 00:10:00 This video discusses how the Byzantine Empire was formed, and how the key was to find a way to provide a solid foundation for children's cognitive development. The video interviews parents who have children between the ages of 6 and 12, and they all say that they don't have a clue about what's happening to their children's brains during this time. This is when Tanvi and her team decided to create their own school, BrainSchool, to fill this need.
  • 00:15:00 The Insight discussed in this podcast is that practicing cognitive skills while those faculties are being built is the best way to achieve success. There is a downside to not doing this at the right time, as it can lead to pain points for parents. However, this perspective can be helpful for parents when they realize that their child's age reflects their cognitive development.
  • 00:20:00 This podcast discusses how games can be used to help children learn new skills, such as negotiation. The host explains that games are a very natural way to teach these skills, as kids will be motivated to try and improve their skills if they see that failure is an acceptable part of the process.
  • 00:25:00 This video introduces the idea that skills can be broken down into "core" skills and conditions in which those skills apply. The video goes on to show how the game "Cadan" is used to illustrate the point, and how this same methodology is used to design any game. Finally, the video talks about how motivation is maintained in any skill by providing a sense of "achievement."
  • 00:30:00 Parents have told the creators of "Brains Under Construction" that their children have improved in decision-making skills after playing the game. The creators have partnered with experts in the field of education to create rubrics for measuring these skills.
  • 00:35:00 The video discusses the importance of screen time for children and how it can be used to help children learn and develop their skills. It also discusses how parents can help by engaging their children in interactive activities instead of watching television or videos.
  • 00:40:00 The video discusses a new type of video game that is designed to not be visually appealing in order to increase mental engagement. The video also discusses the intent of the game, which is not to be a commercial success or to increase Mau Dau. The video also discusses how games can be used as a medium to engage children in reflections on their own behavior.
  • 00:45:00 The video discusses how a podcast about brains under construction is co-created with parents in order to engage children in a richer conversation about their experience.
  • 00:50:00 The speaker discusses how children should look forward to learning something new every now and then, and how this love for learning cannot be made to go away because of the strictness of the curriculum. She also discusses the importance of interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary learning, and how children who don't have this environment are likely not fans of learning.
  • 00:55:00 The speaker discusses the importance of asking questions and recommends that children do so frequently. They share a research report that shows that by the age of eight or nine, kids ask more than 100 questions a day. This indicates that there may be some problem with their curiosity. The speaker recommends that children be encouraged to ask questions of all areas of knowledge.

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