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Using Whole Body Movement to Help with Knowledge Retention

27th January, 2014

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At the University of Arizona there is the Embodied Games for Learning Lab.  The lab is creating games for K-12 classrooms that include movement with learning.  The researchers have found that students retain information better when they use their whole body to learn the information.
One of the lead researchers, Mina Johnson-Glenberg, states that

“Our controlled studies are showing that whenever students use gestures to learn, they actually are remembering information longer…Often, our immediate post-tests show results with no significant differences associated with learning from embodied games. However, we do see significant differences when

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