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British schools are falling for pseudoscience

British schools are falling for the pseudoscience of Brain Gym. Why fill kids' heads with nonsense?
by Guardian


http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/apr/07/education


British schools are falling for the pseudoscience of Brain Gym. Why fill kids' heads with nonsense?

Perhaps the government confused fantasy with reality the day it endorsed Brain Gym

Man the lifeboats. The idiots are winning. Last week I watched, open-mouthed, a Newsnight piece on the spread of "Brain Gym" in British schools. I'd read about Brain Gym before - a few years back, in Ben Goldacre's excellent Bad Science column for this newspaper - but seeing it in action really twisted my rage dial.

Brain Gym, y'see, is an "educational kinesiology" programme designed to improve kiddywink performance. It's essentially a series of simple exercises lumbered with names that make you want to steer a ba

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Added: Apr-15-2008 
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