ERIC Number: EJ926241
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
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Reference Count: 13
What Does the Brain Have to Do with Learning?
Worden, Jennifer M.; Hinton, Christina; Fischer, Kurt W.
Phi Delta Kappan, v92 n8 p8-13 May 2011
There are several myths about neuroscientific findings that are widespread in education. Some of these myths are left brain/right brain, critical periods for learning, and gender differences in the brain. Belief in these "neuromyths" can negatively affect how we teach children. But ignoring important findings from neuroscience can be just as dangerous.
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Misconceptions, Teaching Methods, Neurology, Scientific Research, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Developmental Stages, Learning Processes
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