Author Eric Jensen
Published by Corwin Press (2000), ISBN: 1890460079
Book Review by Krista Velez
Music Educator at the Development Learning Center
Schools for Students with Autism, Union and New Providence, New Jersey
The body is a powerful avenue of learning for students of all ages. Moving the body in structured and purposeful ways can have a positive impact in the classroom, helping students absorb and retain information easily and naturally. In , Eric Jensen (author of Arts with the Brain in Mind), explores the value of movement in the classroom, supporting the importance of active learning with recent, relevant research. Explicit and implicit are the most widespread ways of learning.
Explicit learning is most common: learning through tests, lectures, and research. Implicit learning is centered in the body: dance, music, sports, and physical education are naturally…