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Embodied Education: Teaching through Movement

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Embodied Education: Teaching through Movement

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If you were to compare the average college class with the average elementary school class, one thing you would immediately notice is that college students almost never move around after they have sat down, whereas elementary classes often involve hands-on activities that require movement. There is no pedagogical reason for this difference. It’s not that older people learn better by sitting still while younger children learn better by moving. Indeed, movement improves learning at all ages by integrating more than one sense (Katai et al., 2008).

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