ERIC Number: ED337392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: 0
Cognitive Style and Hemispheric Dominance: Piecing the Puzzle Together--Toward Practical Application in Teaching the Social Studies.
Christensen, Lois M.
There are various learning styles, each with its own characteristics. Some researchers have associated the different styles with specific brain hemispheres. In the past teachers generally have taught with one type of learning style in mind, with much emphasis placed on the outcomes of learning. Increased attention should be paid to the individual style of the learner, and to the processes of learning in general, instead of looking mainly to outcomes. A number of models and conceptual frameworks for teaching the social studies that emphasize learning styles and a whole brain approach can be identified. A 32-item list of references concludes the document. (DB)
Descriptors: Brain Hemisphere Functions, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Style, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Individualized Instruction, Learning Processes, Learning Strategies, Learning Theories, Literature Reviews, Social Studies, Student Characteristics, Student Development, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Outcome Based Education; Whole Brain Learning