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How does movement help people learn?

In their book, “Brain-based Learning – Teaching the Way Students Really Learn”, Eric Jensen and Liesl McConchie describe research which shows a link between physical movement and learning. Their take-home message is that physical movement leads to changes in the mind and brain which optimise conditions for learning. Here’s a

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Four books you should read about movement and learning

We have an old-fashioned relationship with movement and learning. We rarely allow them to happen at the same time. In schools and universities around the world we fill lecture theatres and classrooms with tables and chairs and expect learners to sit still while they learn. But what if we introduced

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Five books you should read about human movement

People have understood the importance of human movement for centuries – it’s great for our mind, our body and our social relationships. Yet we live in a sedentary world, which wastes human lives and human potential more. Here are five fabulous books, from older to newer, full of wonderful reasons

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A Movement Manifesto by Caroline Williams

In her 2021 book MOVE! The New Science of Body Over Mind – Caroline Williams puts forward a Movement Manifesto. Caroline’s Movement Manifesto recognises that while there is ample scientific evidence and general knowledge about the benefits of movement, the practice of movement is seriously lacking in our society –

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