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Why Right-Brain Teaching is Half-Witted: A Critique of the Misapplication of Neuroscience to Education

Lindell, Annukka K; Kidd, Evan


Educational tools claiming to use "right-brain techniques" are increasingly shaping school curricula. By implying a strong scientific basis, such approaches appeal to educators who rightly believe that knowledge of the brain should guide curriculum development. However, the notion of hemisphericity (idea that people are "left-brained" or "right-brained") is a neuromyth that was debunked in the scientific literature 25 years ago. This article challenges the validity of "right-brain" teaching,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Mind, Brain, and Education
DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-228X.2011.01120.x


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