Saturday, September 6, 2008

Ms G Assignment: Left Brain vs. Right Brain Debate

"Our educational system, as well as science in general, tends to neglect the nonverbal form of intellect. What it comes down to is that modern society discriminates against the right hemisphere." Roger Sperry 1973

Ponder This Quote and Answer Q's:

1. In 2-3 sentences, explain this quote in your own words.

2. List at least 4 'nonverbal forms of intellect'. Here is a link to the definition of intellect:

2. Which classes, if any, do you feel utilize 'nonverbal intellect'? If you dont feel any classes utilize non-verbal intellect, please explain. Give examples for each.

3. Outside of the school, give 2 examples of situations where 'non verbal' intellect is utilized.


Please use the comment area to either ask more questions or answer some of these...
What are 2 examples or ways Mr. Sperry (the man who said the quote at the beginning of the post)
would he feel that the educational and science world favor the left side brain folk more? Do we see this reflected in our own school system? If so, can you give a few examples? Perhaps, as a student this has worked in your favor, but maybe the student sitting next to you has struggled. what are two different types of educational experiences a left brainer could have vs. a right brainer?



At September 15, 2008 at 7:23 AM , OpenID FutureDR17 said...

Catherine Carnivale 2nd Period Art

1. You can be smart on the inside but no one could now it. Ms. Giunta used the example of Einstein. He was mute and couldn't read until he was around 10-11 years old and in the 5th grade. That shows that he was smart but no one knew until he was older and proved himself.

2. 4 Nonverbal Intellect examples are:
1. Art
2. Writing Poems
3. Acting
4. Emotional Intellect

3. I think that we use "nonverbal intellect" because we have to raise our hands to give an answer. That shows that we are smart but no one will know unless we give an answer in class.

4. I play Baseball
I play Football
I play Piano


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