Perspectives: A Publication of the early Childhood Music and Movement Association

Perspectives: A Publication of the early Childhood Music and Movement Association


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Journal of the Early Childhood Music & Movement Association, established to provide a network of communication, encourage teacher development, and advocate education of parents, classroom teachers and administrators.

 

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  • Book Review: Learning With The Body In Mind - The Scientific Basis for Energizers, Movement, Play, Games and Physical Education

    Author Krista Velez

    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…

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