Left vs. Right Brain: How Does This Impact Learning Introduction The concept of brain based learning is quite novice for the field of education and research on the concept and its practical application is still ongoing…
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Different individuals either experience dominance of the left hemisphere of the brain or the right one and instructions should be provided in accordance to help students learn. Body Characteristics of Left Hemisphere of the Brain Those individuals who experience dominance of the left hemisphere of the brain tend to be sequence oriented and prefer working on tasks after planning for them and depend on schedule while attaining aims and objectives (Jensen, 2000, p.20). These individuals are very good with symbols such as words as well as numbers and are very good memorizers. They do not depend on intuition while making decision and would look for proof as well as facts and figures before arriving at any decision (Gallagher, 2013). These individuals are quite inclined towards set standards and they prefer following those standards and if no standards are available, they tend to create standards and benchmarks and then they follow them. Characteristics of Right Hemisphere of the Brain Those who experience dominance of the right hemisphere of the brain are quite flexible and do not prefer on structures, they tend to lack planning, but they complete their tasks without associating any priorities with tasks (Duman, 2010, p.2082). ...
Dominance of Left Hemisphere of the Brain and Implications for Learning Students experiencing dominance of the left hemisphere of the brain are quite sequence oriented and thus need to know what they are going to be taught and in which sequence before lecturing starts to take place (Gallagher, 2013). Due to this, teachers should use outlines to provide insight regarding the sequence of the lecture and the learning objectives to help them follow the lecture. Since such students even prefer facts and figures, they should not only be informed regarding concepts, theories and phenomenon, their education should even consist of facts and figures to provide backup for what is being taught to them. These students are better at close ended questions and asking them questions which have a definitive answer can assist them in realizing how well they have acquired information (Morris, 2006). These students are quite individualistic in nature and thus should be assigned assignments in which they can work alone and take the complete responsibility of completing their assignments. These individuals even prefer to work in environments where there is lack of disturbances and noises, instructors need to ensure that their classrooms are disciplined while they assign work to students in order to facilitate students experiencing dominance of the left hemisphere of the brain. Dominance of Right Hemisphere of the Brain and Implications for Learning While teaching students who experience dominance of the right side of the brain, teachers need to consider the strengths of such students. Since students experiencing dominance of the right side of the brain tend to learn well with visuals, instructors should use
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The result of the research took a life of its own that virtually pervaded many aspects of learning and teaching and stereotyped individual’s manner of learning and even its capability. The split brain phenomena as pioneered by Dr. Sperry brought the idea of hemispheric specialization that people rely more on a certain hemisphere of the brain than the other was also been used to “discriminate people for occupational choice, defense mechanism and scholastic achievement (Vakil, Soreker and Borentstein, 1998 pg.
According to the paper the notion that the right and the left hemispheres of the brain display different patterns of reasoning has been highly debated resulting in several theories. The theories have resulted from several scientific studies which have proved that the right side of the brain is different in structure and functioning from the left one. . One side of the brain of a person is dominant over the other is not only mentioned in several conversations, but some people have developed online tests to help determine the side of the brain they use more.
The brain happens to be one of the most amazing components of the human body, and there are a number of studies that have been conducted over it in a bid to better understand this amazing organism. The brain is in charge of the control of the rest of the body and dissemination of thoughts and idea.
General consensus is that both hemispheres are actively used in processing information and learning. However, sufficient evidence identifies that one of the two hemispheres (either left or right brain) remains dominant over the other. This type of dominance has huge repercussions.
The place he chose, East Harlem, to conduct his study had been notorious for producing "violent felons" (pg 55) ever since it was founded by the Dutch. This Harlem Street also known as the 'kaleidoscopic sequence of racial additions' or 'league of nations' for it's vast variety of races (pg 56), was initially made famous by the Italians who sold 'Cocaine' and eventually became the hub for the Puerto Rican, Ray's activities at the time of the author's study.
So far, there is no direct evidence pointing out to distinct left and right brain functions, except that identification of right and left brain dominance may be helpful in the field of education.
According to Hellige (1993), scientific research has somehow come up with the
Muscles on the left side of a human body get controlled by the right hemisphere of the brain. The right side of the human body is manipulated by the left brain side (Coon and Mitterer, 2012).
Processing of music, spatial abilities and face recognition are