When I was a schoolgirl I had a problem with learning by heart poems and remembering numbers. Even though I repeated hundred times I couldn’t cope with these tasks. One day my mother as a medically qualified person gave me an advice: read poems several times before going to bed and let your brain work instead of you, in the morning you can easily retell them. Amazingly it worked and works till today. Recently I remembered this story and started to interest in the brain’s work and to my mind came a question: how to teach the brain to work?
In fact, my question itself sounds weirdly and absurdly because you can assume that why we need to teach it if it works itself twenty-four hours for a day without any intervention. My answer is for the effective usage of the brain to educational purposes.
For the several centuries, the humanity has known that a brain is a place where all our thinking processes are managed and are analyzed. It is the most powerful computer in the world. However, we also know that we use only three percent of it from its potential power. Here raises a question: how to accelerate other parts of it and to use our brain for hundred percent and to become “mega brain”. Above mentioned method which I use is only simple one. But scientists by conducting researches revealed several factors which can impact on the work of the brain. One of scientist, who gives several interesting theories regarding this issue is Russian doctor Tatyana Chernigovskaya. She underpins the theory that the main factors in the brain development are art and classic music. According to her suggestion nowadays people tend to think that the art and classic music are “desserts” which you eat if you wish. Apparently, they don’t pay enough attention to them. Although, art and music are crucial parts of the brain’s development process which trigger to work it effectively. Our education system isn’t exception in the underestimate of music and art’s power. Unfortunately, these two subjects in most Kazakhstani schools also are considered less prestigious and neglected in most cases. Most of musicians and artists don’t have the aspiration to work at schools because of low salary and job condition.
Maybe the reason for the disparagement of these subjects is the lack of awareness and information about it or the deficiency of research regarding this theme. Notwithstanding these challenges, it isn’t late to start thinking and using these two subjects effectively in education in order to elevate brain’s work, otherwise, we can lose a great chance in the learning process.
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