ERIC Number: ED214365
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Guided Imagery in the Classroom: An Enhancement to Learning.
Herr, Kay U.
The use of guided imagery meshes with recent insights into right and left brain learning. Guided imagery engages the right brain processes such as imagination, emotion, creative, and intuitive activities. While much instruction is concerned with left brain activity, that is, the processsing of information through words, the addition of right brain activities involves the whole brain in the learning process and provides for individual differences in learning preferences and modalities. The use of imagery in therapy and in the classroom is not new; however, by consciously using it as a teaching device, the teacher can put it to use consistently and effectively. While much research is still to be done, experience indicates that use of guided imagery techniques improves the learning and behavior of low achieving students and stimulates the creativity of both students and teachers on all levels. The teacher in preparing and introducing the guided image should consider content, multi-sensory appeal, practice, and introduction of the image to the students. Sample lessons in images from German literature and grammar are given, with some explanation, which can be adapted to other languages and levels of instruction. (AMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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