Education, memory, memorization ... and other related topics are considered among the most important areas covered by myths, especially as they relate to neuroscience and the functional and physiological effects of the brain. There are myths about education that may be the start of false ideas that people may adopt by adopting learning habits that are not sound, hindering learning instead of facilitating it.
On this topic, we will try to showcase 8 myths about education which are common myths among students and parents. These myths were brought up and brought up by Jean-Luc Berthier and his colleagues in their book "Les neurosciences cognitives dans la classe".
8 myths about education
1- We have either good or bad memory
There are many who believe that enjoying a good or bad memory is a constant that cannot be changed, and the truth is, there is no such thing, there is no good or bad memory, but the owner of the first was able to improve it and the second could not be exploited. Also, in neuroscience, there is no classification of memory as good or bad, but other classifications are adopted that are in line with the mental capabilities adopted to store and remember information, for example, we find what is known as sensory memory, episodic memory ... and therefore, you never underestimate the capabilities of your memory and do not judge yourself as a person who cannot Memorize or remember, it is related to your desire and the extent of your pursuit of the matter and not to a defect in your memory.
2- Memorization and repeated reading are sufficient for memorization
Reading or memorizing information frequently is believed to be sufficient for memorization, and this is a mistake, as it is on the one hand, merely helping to keep information and ideas “fresh” in memory, and on the other hand, it is limited to short-term preservation, not long-term. Also, in order to take advantage of the repetition you must follow the "forgetting curve" rules that define when and how the repetition is in order to ensure that it is well exploited.
3- False sciences may be reliable
False sciences, or what is scientifically known as Pseudosciences, are ideas and beliefs that are incompatible with generally accepted scientific methodologies. Beneath it involves a group of sciences such as astrology, alchemy, and the law of attraction, as well as Brain Gym, which many believe is possible, although there is no myth of brain sport and has no effect on memory or the rest of its functions!
4- People are left-brain or right-brain
It is recognized that the classification between the right lobe of the brain and the left lobe leads indirectly to the classification of people according to their tendencies, does logic prefer more or creativity ... However, it is noteworthy to mention that there is no precise scientific research proving that logical persons or these creative people are related to their tendencies on one side of the brain , Or that the work of one of them is more than the other ... but rather things are beyond their organic framework