ERIC Number: ED218586
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Left Brain, Right Brain, Super Brain: The Holistic Model.
Recent discoveries about the whole brain seem to call for a holistic approach to learning, one in which educators would teach the whole person, including physical and emotional states as well as cognitive abilities. Three holistic techniques are particularly relevant to education: (1) biofeedback; (2) yoga; and (3) the Lozanov method. Biofeedback can help students enhance their concentration powers; yoga can help students achieve a relaxed yet concentrated state, and the Lozanov method of "suggestology" uses background music and softly spoken information to create a state of physical relaxation and mental alertness whereby a student can absorb information at a much higher rate than is otherwise possible. Using the American version of the Lozanov method, the Suggestive-Accelerative Learning and Teaching (SALT) approach, learning disabled students in Dekalb, Georgia, made impressive gains in oral and silent reading; affective results were equally impressive. A second experiment in Iowa also produced gains, especially in affective areas. These studies indicate that holistic education has the potential to become a great learning force in the future. (JL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Lozanov Method; Yoga
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Oklahoma Reading Council of the International Reading Association (28th, Lawton, OK, March 12-13, 1982).