Move It! How Motion Relates to Learning

By Ish Stabosz
Center for Creative Instruction & Technology
Delaware Technical Community College
Stanton Campus

A special thanks to Ernie Kulhanek at Stanton campus for sharing this article from Slate. Author Annie Murphy Paul explores the educational implications of “embodied cognition”, a scientific theory which asserts that almost everything we learn is “understood in terms of the experience of our senses and of moving ourselves through space.” Paul cites various research demonstrating the validity of this claim–from physics students who learn better when they get to move virtual gears and roller coasters to students who are primed for history lessons by playing the video game Civilization. Check out the full article to see why students learn better when they get to manipulate something and how educational technology plays a role in the process.

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