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Despite the continuing importance and validity of his richer view of human skill and of the role culture and social forces play in learning, many educators have reduced Gardner's insights to the modular model of brain functioning on which his theory was originally built. Our brains have a music module, a language module, a math module. The result has been years of misleading talk about designing lessons for visual learners and kinesthetic learners, left-hemisphere learners and right-hemisphere learners. "Right-brainers will rule the future," declares Daniel Pink.
Although such statements are likely meant as metaphors to suggest that those who can think creatively and empathically will become increasingly important to businesses, they lock us into ways of thinking about brain function that reduce our understanding of the brain and, therefore, limit our ability to develop more effective models of education. The left-brain/right-brain metaphor puts us into the very box out of which we encourage creative people to think
The more we recognize and understand the complexity of the brain, the greater will be our understanding of learning and of the inevitability of differences in how we learn.
Edited by Moved On, 10 August 2017 - 02:31 PM.