Emotional intelligence
What the latest research shows

For years now, "intelligence" has been wrongly defined as the ability to solve problems logically.
But more and more research indicates that "emotional intelligence" is of much greater importance in learning.

In fact, Daniel Goleman, in his top-selling book called Emotional Intelligence, says that "at best, IQ contributed about 20 percent to the factors that determine life success, which leaves 80 percent to other forces: forces grouped as emotional intelligence."

Researchers Gordon Dryden and Dr. Jeannette Vos, in the world's biggest-selling non-fiction book for 1999, The Learning Revolution, expand on this total concept.

Vos, who achieved her doctorate in education after a seven-year research program into the world's best learning methods, describes emotion as "the key to unlock the door to learning".

The emotional center of the human brain is located in the limbic system sometimes called "the mammalian brain" because it is similar to the major part of the brain in other mammals. Mammals, of course, are animals that suckle their young, thus leading to bonding and emotional involvement between mother and child.

Dryden and Vos say the emotional center of the brain is closely linked with our long-term memory storage systems. That's why we all remember easiest any information with a high emotional content. And teacher Vos, in the chapter of the book on teaching, recommends many methods to improve education and learning by emotional involvement, including the use of music.

Chapter three of The Learning Revolution is entirely devoted to Your amazing brain: the world's most powerful computer. Aspects of emotional intelligence are touched on throughout that chapter.


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