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Movement Breaks: Slide Download

Moved to Learn: What's the science saying...?

Doing light physical activity while you learn has been shown to improve creativity 1, recall 2, attention and understanding. 3
  1. Marily Oppezzo and Daniel L Schwartz, Give your ideas some legs: the positive effect of walking on creative thinking (J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn, 2014), 1142-52.
  2. Maren Schmidt-Kassow et al., Treadmill walking during vocabulary encoding improves verbal long-term memory (Behav Brain Funct, 2014), 10-24.
  3. Barbara Fenesi et al., Sweat So You Don’t Forget: Exercise Breaks During a University Lecture Increase On-Task Attention and Learning (Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 2018), 261-269.

Special thanks to our friends from Thriving in ActionMood Routes (external link)  and Student Affairs Storytelling for their inspiration and partnership on physical activity as a learning strategy and 'emoji card' assessments.