Learning and educational health

Students use a variety of learning modalities : there are visual learners, auditory learners and kinesthetic learners. Most learners prefer one of these modalities to the others and are able to take in information more efficiently if taught in their preferred modality. Each hemisphere processes information in a specific way. The logic hemisfere (usually on the left side ) deals with details, the parts and processes of language and linear analysis, whereas usually the right hemisfere deals with images, rhythm, emotion and intuition. Knowledge of how the brain learns shows verbal and nonverbal learning disorders. The theory of multiple intelligences is a foundation for teaching and assessing children and planning school curricula. Educational health is considered to be the ability to learn. Students with educational health disorders and school failure are a heterogenous group, both in terms of etiology and clinically. The educational health disorders (learning disabilities) are frequently related to mental health disoeders. A recent surwey showed that 39 % of children who were indentified as having mild learning disabilities had some form of mental disorder compared with 9 % of their peers with normal intelligence.
DESCRIPTORS: LEARNING – fundamental concept of learning, LEARNING DISORDERS – etiology, clinical pictures; EDUCATIONAL HEALTH – disorders
Category: Review
Volume: Vol. 42, No 1, january - march 1998
Authors: M. Pospiš
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