Myths about how the brain works have no place in the classroom

“Neuromyths” can merely perpetuate misconceptions about the brain. Of greater concern is when they influence how we are raised or educated. You may be familiar with the idea of different types of learner. For example, if you are a “visual learner” you need content delivered primarily visually. But there is very little scientific evidence to support this idea, and labelling pupils by type of learner and delivering content accordingly limits the richness of their learning experiences and may reduce what is learned.

via Myths about how the brain works have no place in the classroom | Dr Hilary Leevers | Science | theguardian.com.

 

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