ERIC Number: ED262496
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug-20
Reference Count: 0
Stimulating and Teaching Thinking through the Integration of Left and Right Hemispheric Brain Activity.
A project investigated the use of instant photography for creating synthesis between image and language, between pictures and words and thus stimulating the right-brain learning of students. By 1983 over 1 million students (including the learning disabled and hearing impaired) across the United States and Canada had participated in the project, and evaluation data revealed a high level of satisfaction. The project was rated effective in motivating students to learn, teaching visual/spatial awareness, increasing the relevance of classroom learning, and teaching basic skills. Formal evaluation of its effect on creative writing demonstrated that Ss using instant cameras, film, and a curriculum guide made significantly greater improvements in their writing ability than did control Ss. Additional benefits were noted in self esteem (especially in low achievers and quiet or shy children), enhanced communication, increased responsibility, more collaboration in classrooms, heightened senses of autonomy and authority, improved student-teacher relations, enhanced writing and visualization skills and transfer to other domains of thinking. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Conference on Thinking (Cambridge, MA, August 19-23, 1984).