Different types of assignments stimulate different parts of the brain

Here’s an interesting chart from our Writing Across the Curriculum program, coordinated by my esteemed colleague Andrew Horsfield, on how different kinds of writing assignments stimulate different parts of the brain. David Kolb (1985) has identified four phases in an individual’s cognitive style: concrete experience (feeling); reflective observation (watching); abstract conceptualisation (thinking); and active experimentation (doing).

Kolb’s Learning Style Phases

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