Be Skeptical of Brain-Based Learning

I’ve been skeptical of claims of so-called brain-based learning for years. Someday perhaps we’ll be able to link analysis of brain function to behavior and learning, but we’re not there yet.

Here is a brilliant YouTube video by Daniel Willingham, professor at the University of Virginia, that does a great job explaining the problems with brain-based learning. His audience seems to be schools and universities, but his arguments hold for work-learning as well.