BRAIN HEMISPHIRICITY AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT: A REFERENCE FOR COURSE DESIGN
This paper determined the effects of right, left and whole brain dominance on Computer Science students’ academic achievement. Data were collected from 70 Bachelor of Science in Computer Science students of Jose Rizal Memorial State University, Katipunan Campus, and Zamboanga Del Norte. Statistical analyses revealed that BSCS students differ significantly in their hemispheric preference however there was no significant association between brain hemisphiricity with academic achievement. Though in this study, the brain dominance does not affect academic achievement, there is still a need to formulate course design that integrates students’ heterogeneous preferred learning activities.
brain hemisphiricity, computer science courses, learning styles, right and left brain