Teaching for the Two-Sided Mind


A guide to Right Brain/Left Brain education

Williams explores the application of important cognitive research in the classroom, summarizing current knowledge.

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A guide to Right Brain/Left Brain education

Williams explores the application of important cognitive research in the classroom, summarizing current knowledge.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671622398
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Publication date: 5/15/1986
  • Series: Touchstone Book Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 228
  • Product dimensions: 0.52 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 8.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi
1 Learning with the Whole Brain 1
The Two-Sided Mind and Education
2 Scientific Theory and Educational Practice 13
Differences Between the Hemispheres
A Model of Specialization
Implications for Education
Learning Styles and the Hemispheres
Teaching Techniques for the Right Hemisphere
3 How Do You Think? 39
Strategies and Modes of Thinking
Teaching Students Process Awareness
Solutions to Exercises
4 Metaphor 54
Advantages of Metaphorical Teaching
Using Metaphor in the Classroom
5 Visual Thinking 84
Training Perception
Graphic Representation
6 Fantasy 115
Experiencing Fantasy
Observation Fantasies
Identification Fantasies
Fantasy as a Basis for Self-Expression
Evaluating the Products of Fantasy
Using Fantasy in the Classroom
Further Applications
7 Multisensory Learning 143
Sensory Learning in the Early Primary Grades
Sensory-Motor Integration
Kinesthetic and Tactile Learning
Kinesthetic Learning in Academic Subjects
Kinesthetic Perception in Physical Learning
Smell and Taste
Nonverbal Auditory Learning (Music)
8 Direct Experience 168
Laboratory Experiments
Field Trips
Real Objects and Primary Source Material
Role Playing
9 How to Start 180
Planning for Change
Starting Now
Rediscovering Your Subject
Personal Growth
Working Together
Support Groups
10 Conclusion 191
Bibliography 197
Index 209
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