Right brain versus left brain learning has been a longstanding debate among other science theories around learning styles. Yet, the bottom line is that different parts of our brains take on different functions and tasks to help us learn. Just as some might have stronger upper arm strength over lower leg strength, our brains have their strengths as well. Developing exercises that target these areas can improve our comprehension, retention and efficiency in learning new subjects.
According to the infographic below by OnlineCollege.org, left-brain teachers may choose to lecture and assign independent problems while right-brain teachers may prefer hands-on activities and assign classroom projects. Students on the other hand, have right- and left-brain styles that determine how they best enjoy learning in the classroom.
The infographic suggests that right-brain learners should avoid lectures, while left-brain learners should work alone when possible to avoid group-work frustration. Are you left or right brain?
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