This is exciting information to share. I continuously promote that the brain learns best through exploration and interaction with real objects and people. This research clearly demonstrates the difference active learning vs. passive learning makes in the memory area of the brain. We can use this information to add to what we already know to hopefully create more active learning experiences in schools.
An article on this study states:
"The new study showed that activity and interactivity increases between important brain regions in individuals who have more control over their learning environment, as compared to those who are passively absorbing information."
You can read the full article, How Memory Is Enhanced By An Active Role In Learning, here.
TV Watching Is Bad For Babies' Brains, adds to the growing amount of information on why these type of activities do not support learning.
These articles support why I have developed, The Brain Development Series. The brain development packets provide the active experiences young developing brain need for real learning to take place.
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