ERIC Number: ED233807
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Hemispheric Specialization and Learning Style Theory: Some Considerations for the Elementary Teacher.
Johnson, Susan A.
A literature review was conducted to identify factors in recent brain research related to the needs of elementary school students and to provide a comprehensive list of strategies from which teachers may choose to improve the "brain compatibility" of their classrooms. Annotations of 65 articles are provided. Articles are arranged topically in the following 10 categories: hemispheric specialization and split-brain theory, the relationship of hemispheric specialization to education, brain growth periodization theory, triune brain theory, learning style theories, sex differences in information processing, cultural differences in cognitive style, curriculum implications, implications for classroom structure, and teaching strategies. Emphasis is given to learning style theories having constructs related to teaching in elementary school classrooms, to the split-brain concept, and to teaching strategies for "right-brain" activities. Also provided in the document are a very brief overview of theory, a glossary of terms, a summary of findings, a discussion of conclusions, and a statement of recommendations for teachers. An appendix lists activities in several curriculum areas and indicates their appropriateness for seven types of learning styles. Also appended are a brief list of sources of additional information; a chart coordinating teaching models, learning modes and styles, and related theories; and lists of left, right, and integrated brain-dominance characteristics. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Brain Functions; Brain Hemispheres