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ERIC Number: ED384244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
The Two-Sided Mind: Teaching and Suggestopedia.
Bancroft, W. Jane
This paper explores how Georgi Lozanov's Suggestopedia incorporates elements of modern right-brain research. For example, issues in Linda VerLee Williams's "Teaching for the Two-Sided Mind" that are applicable to Suggestopedia include visual thinking, fantasy, multisensory learning, music, and direct experience. In Robert Ornstein's "The Psychology of Consciousness," his two modes of consciousness, verbal and nonverbal, may be related to Suggestopedia as well. Students come to class with a two-sided mind; Suggestopedia technique maximizes student learning by using both sides of the mind for learning. As Lozanov mentions the participation of left and right hemispheres of the brain in his process of instruction, it would seem that both Ornstein's and Williams's works should be reviewed when discussing Suggestopedia. Particular detail is reviewed for the roles of visualization, fantasy, multi-sensory modalities (kinesics, vestibular, and visceral systems), background music, and role-playing and simulation in Suggestopedia and brain function. (Contains 14 notes and references.) (NAV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A