Monday, February 13, 2006

3 Brain tips are Better than 1

Brian and I have committed to posting a new topic every Monday.

It's my turn, here you go.

Brian has not handed out all of his books yet so instead of jumping right to chapter 2 I'll give you some more brain "stuff" to think about and ponder.

1) Using the Right Brain for Innovation
I spent last week at the NCCE conference in Portland, Oregon and among the presenters was Dr. John Bransford from the University of Washington. He's an internationally renowned scholar in cognition and technology and he gave a very interesting keynote that focused on LIFE (Learning in Informal and Formal Environments).

His work on implicit learning and the brain advocates "life-wide and life long learning" for education and favors preparation for future learning over "sequestered problem solving" skills.

The most direct connection to Pink's book was his reference to the work of Hatano showing that Efficiency and Innovation together produce an "adaptive expert."2) What does Research say about the Right Brain?
I also found this great link to brain research from the Eide Neurolearning Blog by Drs. Fernette and Brock Eide in Edmonds. I enjoy their simple approach to understanding the brain.

3) Use your Right & Left Brain to solve puzzles
And finally check out this great site for brain fun. Think Again offers seductive math problems for the modern mind.


Blogger Betsy's Blog said...

Eide Neurolearing Blog also has a great post on the Brain of a Blogger. If you are interested in blogging for yourself or with your students, you should take a couple minutes and read their post.

If you are in a hurry, copy and paste this site into your favorites for some interesting reading.

Their blog is one of my favorites.

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