An Examination of Research to Practice Gaps in Education: Whole Language, Learning Modalities, and Brain Gym
School of Education
Whole Language, Learning Modalities, Brain Gym
Curriculum and Instruction | Education
Strohman, Elizabeth, "An Examination of Research to Practice Gaps in Education: Whole Language, Learning Modalities, and Brain Gym" (2014). Senior Honors Theses. 467.
The purpose of this thesis is to examine the documented research to practice gap in education by discussing three recent trends in education that gained momentum with little to no empirical support: (a) whole language reading instruction; (b) modality-based instruction; and (c) Brain Gym. This thesis examines the trend in education toward embracing unsubstantiated strategies by spotlighting these three educational trends and offers recommendations for addressing the research to practice gap in the field of education.