Smart Moves : Why Learning Is Not All in Your Head

Smart Moves : Why Learning Is Not All in Your Head

Book Title: Smart Moves : Why Learning Is Not All in Your Head

Author: Carla Hannaford

Format: Paperback | 272 pages

Publication Date: 18 Sep 2007

ISBN-13: 9780915556373

Neurophysiologist and educator Dr. Carla Hannaford brings the latest insights from scientific research to questions that affect learners of all ages. Examining the body's role in learning, from infancy through adulthood she presents the mounting scientific evidence that movement is crucial to learning.Dr. Hannaford offers clear alternatives and remedies that people can put into practice right away to make a real difference in their ability to learn.She advocates more enlightened educational practices for homes and schools including: a more holistic view of each learner; less emphasis on rote learning; more experiential, active instruction; less labeling of learning disabilities; more physical movement; more personal expression through arts, sports and music; less prescribing of Ritalin and other drugs whose long term effects are not even known.