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Embodied Learning: knowing with the whole body

Jenny Connected

Embodied learning is the final theme I want to explore in relation to Iain McGilchrist’s book The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World. The idea of embodied learning is not new. But embodied learning is not confined to young children.

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Two kinds of knowing

Jenny Connected

New experience engages the right hemisphere; familiar, routine experience engages the left hemisphere. Thus there are two kinds of knowing, which McGilchrist describes as the new and the familiar. Personal knowledge; new, uncertain, never fully known. New York: Plenum Press.

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