Why embodied learning can help bridge the gap in schools and classrooms<br />Effectively engaging with and supporting the ...
What do we mean by disadvantaged students?<br /><ul><li> Cornett (2011) “at risk”
 Snowman et al (2009) “socioeconomic status”
 May include factors such as
 learning difficulties,
 English as a second language,
 ethnicity,
 cultural background,
 family structure,
 geographic location</li></ul>Snowman, J., Dobozy, E., Scevak, J., Bryer, F., Bartlett, B. & Biehler, R. (2009) Psychology...
Embodied learning?<br /><ul><li>That which engages the body, mind and spirit
 Experiential
 Practical
 Hands on
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Why embodied learning can help bridge the gap in schools and classrooms

  1. 1. Why embodied learning can help bridge the gap in schools and classrooms<br />Effectively engaging with and supporting the development of disadvantaged students<br />
  2. 2. What do we mean by disadvantaged students?<br /><ul><li> Cornett (2011) “at risk”
  3. 3. Snowman et al (2009) “socioeconomic status”
  4. 4. May include factors such as
  5. 5. learning difficulties,
  6. 6. English as a second language,
  7. 7. ethnicity,
  8. 8. cultural background,
  9. 9. family structure,
  10. 10. geographic location</li></ul>Snowman, J., Dobozy, E., Scevak, J., Bryer, F., Bartlett, B. & Biehler, R. (2009) Psychology applied to teaching, Milton, Qld: John Wiley & Sons Australia<br />Tinning, R., McCuaig, L. & Hunter, L. (2006) Teaching Health & Physical Education in Australian Schools, Pearson Education Australia. <br />
  11. 11. Embodied learning?<br /><ul><li>That which engages the body, mind and spirit
  12. 12. Experiential
  13. 13. Practical
  14. 14. Hands on
  15. 15. Physical
  16. 16. Activates cognitive, affective and somatic dimensions
  17. 17. Social, collaborative and group focused
  18. 18. Meaning making</li></li></ul><li>YOUR TOOL KIT<br />
  19. 19. Embodied learning through HPE<br />
  20. 20. Embodied learning through HPE<br />The Clontarf Football Academy<br />
  21. 21. Outcomes of this program<br /><ul><li> Attendance at school is greater than 80%
  22. 22. Many students re-enter education after prolonged absences
  23. 23. Year on year retention at school – not less than 90% (well above state averages)
  24. 24. Enhanced self-esteem and self awareness
  25. 25. Knowledge and experience gained to make healthy lifestyle decisions </li></li></ul><li>Outcomes of this program continued<br /><ul><li> Set goals and persevere to achieve them
  26. 26. Reduced cases of criminal re-offending
  27. 27. Improved academic results (basic literacy and numeracy through to high school graduation)
  28. 28. A greater understanding of, and access to, the employment opportunities available to them
  29. 29. More than 75% of Clontarf graduates engage in employment</li></li></ul><li>Maths footy<br />
  30. 30. Embodied learning the arts<br />Wake up your hand<br />
  31. 31. Embodied learning the arts<br />Video: Museum of the Riverina, Wagga Wagga http://www.wagga.nsw.gov.au/museum ,“The Day We Made Rain – Embracing Diversity by Working Together” Museum Theatre Program. http://www.vimeo.com/12909463museumwagga.wordpress.com<br />
  32. 32. So where to from here?<br />We hope you.....<br /><ul><li> feel confident to implement embodied learning in your own classroom
  33. 33. have a better understanding of what embodied learning is
  34. 34. appreciate that embodied learning is a powerful tool </li></li></ul><li>Additional Resources<br />http://www.lotterywest.wa.gov.au/grants/grant-stories/7046<br />http://www.bluearth.org/home/home.cfm<br />http://www.dwf.org.au/docs/DWF_Brochure.pdf<br />http://www.ausport.gov.au/participating/schools_and_juniors/aasc<br />http://www.artsedge.dca.wa.gov.au/<br />http://www.playonfun.com.au/<br />http://www.kellysports.com.au/display.asp?entityid=295<br />http://www.primaryschool.com.au/<br />http://www.afllearning.com.au/lms/index.php<br />http://www.antipovertyweek.org.au/schools.html<br />http://www.vimeo.com/12909463<br />http://www.clontarf.org.au/<br />
  35. 35. You can find this presentation on slideshare...<br />http://www.slideshare.net/salgiss/why-embodied-learning-can-help-bridge-the-gap-in-schools-and-classrooms<br />

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