“Learning Styles - Left or right brain dominance”
Learning Styles - Left or right brain dominance
Oct 5, 2006
- Originally constructed as a Reusable Learning Object, this is a 4 page Flash
animation of the characteristics of left brain and right brain learning traits
adapted from the work of Malcolm Knowles in his book, "The Adult Learner: A
Neglected Species (1990, p 243-248)." It helps you determine whether you are
left or right brain dominant and also includes sites of learning style
inventories for self reflection.
- Type of Material:
- The site contains links to several pages of explanatory material, and several
self-administered tests to determine right/left brain dominance.
- Recommended Uses:
- It can be used as part of a leadership development course to assess how leaders
learn and to help leaders determine how their subordinates learn but can also be
adopted for use in other areas such as study skills, psychology, management,
- Technical Requirements:
- Shockwave plugin
- Identify Major Learning Goals:
- To discover how one processes information best (by determining if one is right
or left brain dominant), and thereby expand the stragegies one uses for learning
- Target Student Population:
- post-secondary students
- Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
- Simple \& easy to follow. The site does a good job of explaining the thinking
process of each of the cerebral modes, and provides several self-administered
online inventories for determing one\'s brain dominance.
- The main resources are 'outside' the flash file in external links. Although
this site is targeted for students, it needs to have a page of explanation for
faculty about how it can be used in teaching and learning with
technology if it is to be used effectively as part of the Teaching and
- Easy to understand & use. The site provides a useful means for students to
determine an aspect of their learning style.
- The site would be strengthened if
there were suggestions for how students can use this information about
themselves to enhance their study skills, and how faculty can use this site in
- Very easy to use.
- The main links on the 'home page' to the Left Right Brain and the Learning
Styles Resource Page test does not work. There is no direct link to get from
within the Cerebral Mode graphics
back to the home page without backing through individual pages.
- Creative Commons: