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Why Does Sitting Still Equal Learning? - Huffington Post

Why Does Sitting Still Equal Learning? - Huffington Post | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Whether we're talking about preschool, elementary through secondary school, college, or even adult learners, I have serious objections to the idea that learning supposedly only comes via the eyes, the ears, and the seat of the pants. Schools -- and policymakers -- have for too long accepted the belief that learning best occurs while students are seated (and quiet, of course). The theory may have been understandable back when they didn't have the research to prove otherwise. But today we do.

Via John Evans, Miloš Bajčetić, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Audrey
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

I was once told that my classes were busy, messy, and noisy. Students enjoy that and learn. Teaching is relational and getting to know the students.

 

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Michail Darley's curator insight, October 8, 2014 11:45 PM

This is really fascinating. No simple answers here, but it reinforces the view that sitting quietly alone at a desk is not a prerequisite for the best learning.

Bethan Greenhalgh's curator insight, October 9, 2014 2:20 PM

I know that PE and the Dramanauts will have something to say! Churchill's standing desk is still in the PM's office - should we consider it? As someone with U6 lessons 10 & 11 on a Friday I say yes!

Marianne's Musings 's curator insight, October 14, 2014 10:38 PM

Another great advantage we have as home educating families. Our children are not required to be seated all day. They learn in different places and in different positions, moving, observing, walking and on the trampoline! 

Love this quote from the article, " we have research demonstrating that sitting in a chair increases fatigue and reduces concentration (our bodies are designed to move, not sit). "

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What Motivates Learners to Want to Learn?

What Motivates Learners to Want to Learn? | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Hear four kids talk about motivation and Kathleen Cushman's information about the conditions for motivation in the webinar and chat.

Via Kathleen McClaskey, Audrey
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

John Dewey called what motivates people to learn is "living motivation". We bring our stories and autobiographies to learning every day. We want to add to them in ways that help us construct a future of our choosing that fits within a community. It is about constantly transforming who we are.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, January 23, 2014 10:06 AM

Have you ever wondered about motivation and what motivates us to learn? Kathleen Cushman presented in our Personalize Learning Webinar Series on Tues. January 21st by explaining that you start by drawing a straight line between... 


> what young people tell us about their learning experiences; 

> your own practice as educators and; 

> compelling scientific research into mind, brain, and education. 

 

Then she shared the eight simple rules of thumb that help us create the conditions for high motivation and high levels of mastery in the your learning environments!  - See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2014/01/what-motivates-learners-to-want-to-learn.html#sthash.yBN3OEq0.dpuf

Audrey's curator insight, January 28, 2014 5:36 PM

It is important to hear from the learners how they are stimulated to absorb information. The earlier this is encouraged the greater the brain power, audrey@homeschoolsource.co.uk