Sara Bubb, TES columnist,...
- Education Professionals
Recent research into brain function is inspiring pedagogical approaches utilising integrated thinking and learning techniques. Explore whole-brain learning in the classroom and the use of Mind Mapping as a brainstorming tool.
In March 2004, author Tony Buzan hosted a day of workshops and seminars introducing whole-brain accelerated learning techniques to staff and children at a Kent school.
This video discusses these multi-sensory approaches, returning six months later to find out how teachers and pupils were inspired at Charing School near Ashford.
The versatility of Mind Mapping, a technique for recording information and generating new ideas, is also discussed by Year 6 teacher Anne Plummeridge.
Meanwhile, headteacher Rosemary Olley explains the benefits of a cross-curricular approach, which seems to reflect the associative way in which the brain works. An educational neuroscientist discusses some of the foundations of multi-sensory pedagogies.
Part of the series: School Matters