Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 6(9), pp. 2001 - 2007
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2018.060919
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Relationship between Brain Hemisphericity and Non-routine Problem Solving Skills of Prospective Teachers


Yeliz Yazgan *, Hatice Busra Sahin
Education Faculty, Uluda─č University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

The present study aims at answering the question of whether there is any relationship between brain hemisphericity and non-routine problem solving skills of prospective teachers. One hundred twenty-three prospective teachers participated in the study. The Brain Hemisphericity Test and Non-routine Problem Solving Test were used to evaluate participants' brain dominance and achievement in solving non-routine problems. Spearman Rank Correlation Test results showed that there is no link between cerebral dominance and success in non-routine problem solving. This finding may imply that left- or right-brained students can be equally successful in non-routine problem solving. Besides, it can be encouraging to use non-routine problems in math teaching without any limitation in the sense of brain dominance.

KEYWORDS
Brain Hemisphericity, Brain Dominance, Non-routine Problem, Problem Solving

Cite this paper
Yeliz Yazgan , Hatice Busra Sahin . "Relationship between Brain Hemisphericity and Non-routine Problem Solving Skills of Prospective Teachers." Universal Journal of Educational Research 6.9 (2018) 2001 - 2007. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2018.060919.