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Mind your body: the essential role of body movements in children’s learning

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This special issue has its genesis in the recent establishment of the Early Start Research Institute at the University of Wollongong in Australia, which aims to transform lives of young people through high-quality early year education supported and informed by high-quality research and practice. The contributions to this special issue are based on a united approach to the brain and body, which holds that learning processes and body movements are inextricably bound. The mix of theoretical papers, intervention studies, and commentary in this issue indicate that part- and whole-body movements can positively affect children’s learning performance, especially when movements are infused into the classroom and integrated into the learning task.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Chandler, P. & Tricot, A. (2015). Mind your body: the essential role of body movements in children’s learning. Educational Psychology Review, 27 (3), 365-370.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84943452901

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/1880

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 365

End Page


  • 370

Volume


  • 27

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • This special issue has its genesis in the recent establishment of the Early Start Research Institute at the University of Wollongong in Australia, which aims to transform lives of young people through high-quality early year education supported and informed by high-quality research and practice. The contributions to this special issue are based on a united approach to the brain and body, which holds that learning processes and body movements are inextricably bound. The mix of theoretical papers, intervention studies, and commentary in this issue indicate that part- and whole-body movements can positively affect children’s learning performance, especially when movements are infused into the classroom and integrated into the learning task.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Chandler, P. & Tricot, A. (2015). Mind your body: the essential role of body movements in children’s learning. Educational Psychology Review, 27 (3), 365-370.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84943452901

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/1880

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 365

End Page


  • 370

Volume


  • 27

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • United States