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ERIC Number: EJ1157454
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1935-7869
The Power of Movement: Body-Engaging Activities for Teaching Economics
Roncolato, Leanne; Koh, Cairynne
Journal of Effective Teaching, v17 n2 p58-71 2017
Existing research points to the critical connection between student engagement and deep learning. This paper explores body engagement as one type of student centered learning. While other disciplines are making progress in developing body-engaging pedagogical methods as a complement to traditional lectures, the use of such innovations in undergraduate level economics courses have been limited. We contribute to the literature by explaining both why we should and how we can incorporate body movement as a part of the tool kit for teaching economics. We offer specific examples of body-engaging activities and review students' evaluation of this pedagogical approach. We acknowledge challenges and limitations of incorporating these activities into a classroom and offer strategies to overcome these challenges.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
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