ERIC Number: EJ1068681
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
Don't Forget about the Body: Exploring the Curricular Possibilities of Embodied Pedagogy
Nguyen, David J.; Larson, Jay B.
Innovative Higher Education, v40 n4 p331-344 Aug 2015
Traditional pedagogy divides mind and body into a dichotomy that regards the body as little more than a subordinate instrument in service to the mind. Embodied pedagogy joins body and mind in a physical and mental act of knowledge construction. In this article we offer an integration of extant literature analyzing isolated applications of embodied pedagogy into a holistic curricular vision. We employ a constructivist lens informed by the socially situated perspectives of critical pedagogy. Our exploration reveals shared salient characteristics that bridge disparate disciplines in the implementation of embodied pedagogy. Based on our analysis of these characteristics, we offer actionable steps to realize a curriculum integrating embodied pedagogy.
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