Brain Functions and Education
Is it important for Educators to know how the brain works?
Linking Brain Structures and Functions
Misconceptions and Educational implications
Is it important to Educators?
1. Hemispheric brain functioning lacks research to support it, we as educators should focus our time on activities that are based on research to help inform our instruction. We shouldn't feed into these "ideas" to deter limiting our reach because of focusing on differentiation based on left brained/right brained theories.
2. The brain processes information differently depending on the stimuli. Though it happens quickly, the relay of information goes through many organs on several different cell levels for each individual response. Again, this reminds educators that we can't rely on students brain to only work on a left brain/right brain level.
3. Another misconception to acknowledge and disregard is the belief that the blossoming of knowledge is limited to the age under 5 years old. Everyone can learn because the blossoming and "death" of cells is a continuous process.