Monday, February 1, 2010

Brain-Based Learning: Core Principle 6

The sixth of twelve principles in brain based learning. Half way there. Are these ideas becoming more applicable to your children? Do you see how these ideas take place in your child's every day life? Anyway, onto the sixth, which is...

The brain processes wholes and parts simultaneously.

The greatest example of this is with language. Parents who observe how their children's language skills grow might already see this. As children learn a language (whole), they are also learning parts (inflections, words, sentence structure, tone, meaning, nonverbal signals). 

So, as students work on a project creatively, the brain is not focusing on one aspect, but on the whole and parts, all at the same time. Pretty neat.