Friday, August 04, 2006

Kinectic Hope

Several decades ago, the American philosopher John Dewy pondered the best ways to combine what children learned in school with what they experienced in their lives, in other words, how to make education meaningful to them. Since Dewey’s time, Renate Caine, Geoffrey Caine, and other researchers in the filed of brain-based learning had found that since the brain searches for patterns and connections, and since understanding is enhanced when a lesson is presented in many different ways, an interdisciplinary curriculum helps to improve children’s academic achievement

Teaching to appeal to multiple intelligences is something we have all heard quite a bit about. But when students sit quietly at their desks, how many parts of the brain are stimulated? click here to read the whole article

Fast forward:
Jeff Han a research scientist for New York University's Media Research Lab. demonstrates—for the first time publicly—his intuitive, "interface-free," touch-driven computer screen, which can be manipulated intuitively with the fingertips, and responds to varying levels of pressure. Click here to see what the not so distant future holds

Bottom line if boys are Kinectic learners, and touch-driven technology is the future then the educational system got some catching up to do.

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