Embodied cognition and its significance for education

@article{Shapiro2018EmbodiedCA,
  title={Embodied cognition and its significance for education},
  author={Lawrence A. Shapiro and Steven A. Stolz},
  journal={Theory and Research in Education},
  year={2018},
  volume={17},
  pages={19 - 39}
}
Psychology has made, and continues to make, a significant contribution to the discipline area of education. Since one of the main aims of education concerns student learning – which is an indisputably psychological phenomenon – we argue that the emerging research agenda of embodied cognition has much to offer educational practitioners, researchers, and/or policy-makers. Although embodied cognition is still in its infancy, the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary nature of the literature… 

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