Following the theme of learning through play from our last blog, I was really interested to hear at the PE conference about how moving and learning are connected and how moving our bodies improves neural pathways. It prompted me to review the definition of active learning which I found to be – any learning activity in which the student participates or interacts with the learning process, as opposed to passively taking in the information.
We see these neural pathways being built on every day in our sessions as we can see huge improvements in many of the children’s hooping ability from the beginning of a session to the end. We feel this is enabled by spending the minimum amount of time showing the children what to do and giving them as much time as possible to practice.
“Don’t learn to do, but learn in doing” – Samuel Butler. Author
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