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ERIC Number: ED232975
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Learning Styles: Their Effects on the Potential Development of the Brain.
Mayberry, Lupita; Karr-Kidwell, PJ
A review is presented of research findings on the operation and functions of the two hemispheres of the brain. In tracing discoveries on hemispheric specialization (the left processing information objectively, linguistically, and linearly; the right, spacially, intuitively, and creatively) the importance of achieving a balance between the differing abilities is pointed out. Examples are given of very early training of children in Russia, Uganda, and Japan which highlight the potential inherent in an environment which encourages the use of both brain hemispheres. It is suggested that given the fact that hemispheric asymmetry appears to be a common variation among children, curricula which address individual learning styles should be investigated. The feasibility of adjusting instruction to match cerebral dominance while incorporating activities for strengthening both hemispheres is discussed. (JD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Japan; United States