ERIC Number: ED200562
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Brain Research and Learning.
Current research on brain activity has many implications for educators. The triune brain concept and the left and right hemisphere concepts are among the many complex theories evolving from experimentation and observation. The triune brain concept suggests that the human forebrain has expanded while retaining three structurally unique formations that reflect early ancestral relationships to reptiles, early mammals, and recent mammals. The left and right hemisphere and division of labor theories attribute functions to specific regions of the brain. These theories lead to the conclusion that educators must be concerned with educating all areas of the brain, since all of the areas interact. The research suggests that a basic education must include informational and processing skills as well as creative behaviors and artistic activities. Educational issues such as learning disabilities, genetic and biological differences, and instructional designs have already been in influenced by brain research. Teachers must use current developments to make preparations for future practices. (FG)
Descriptors: Cerebral Dominance, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Educational Change, Humanistic Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Disabilities, Medical Research, Motor Development, Neurological Organization
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.