Embodied Cognition and Learning Environment Design
By: John Black
Published: 2011
Uploaded: 10/27/2011
Uploaded by: John Black
Pockets: Teachers College Faculty, John B. Black Collection, Cognitive Science in Education, Human Development
Tags: cognition, educational technology, Instructional design

Description/Abstract: We have provided a variety of examples of how one can design learning environments using an embodied or perceptually-grounded cognition approach, and that this kind of design can lead to greater student learning, understanding and performance in addition to increasing student interest in what they are learning and confidence that they have mastered it. Specifically, in the studies summarized here we have a number of results that yield more effective learning, understanding and motivation when designing embodied learning environments: