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Women's brains are different, so teach them differently
There is a need to address gender diversity by recognising that there exist differences in the male and female traits which are needed to be respected equally and accommodated. It is not the question who is better of the two genders. Rather, the whole issue is that of gender equity.

Over the last two decades or so, new technologies in brain mapping have generated a lot of evidence to establish the inherent differences in men’s and women’s brains, both in terms of the ways they are wired and work. It has led to emergence of a field of education called ‘Brain Education’.

Many pedagogues and ‘whole brain educators’ now subscribe for the view that these differences of the brains of men and women have educational implications. They argue that due to these differences, women’s brain is linguistically and emotionally more developed. Therefore, the institutions must use the right kind of learning approaches for girls to learn well. They also say that what is educationally good for girls is also equally good for boys but not the other way round.

The recent researches have clearly shown that the human brain is gendered. The gender differences basically lie in the brain itself.

Now, neuro-science emphatically claims that human brain plays an active role in determining how men and women feel, think and behave.

The researches have started proclaiming the following two main evidences about women’s brains. First, the right hemisphere of women’s brain is far more developed than men. Second, there is more pronounced linkage between the left and right hemispheres of the brain among men than women.

Due to these established facts, men and women seem to process and use information differently in their brains. With this given fact, many educators feel that the unisex schools and cooperative learning style are more suitable for girls.

Since the mental development is both the product of the nature and nurture, and the later is to be provided by the educational institutions, the gender differences need to be respected in educational institutions. Therefore, the institutions must use the right kind of learning approaches for girls to learn well.

Many researchers have proved that emotive learning environment, unisex educational setting and cooperative learning are best for girls to learn well.

In other word, the co-educational institutions and the competitive learning styles have been established by the dominant sex or men for their own benefits!

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