Center for Faculty Innovation

Embodied Learning in the Classroom (Workshop)

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Location: Rose Library room 3313

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This workshop will also be offered on Thu, 17 Jan 2019, 8:00-9:30 AM in Student Success Center. You may register for either using the linked button above.


This workshop will consider the use of embodied learning techniques in order to access students’ prior knowledge and to promote exploration of diverse viewpoints. Embodied learning has been defined as “expression of what is known or understood about a fact, feeling, concept, or idea through the body as a form of physical representation” (Dawson and Lee, 2018). Together, we will explore the question: How do I co-construct knowledge with my students through embodied learning techniques? Participants will have the opportunity to engage in and reflect on embodied learning strategies, specifically pedagogies of movement, which can be used in many different learning environments.

Facilitator: Joshua Streeter, MFA, School of Theatre and Dance.

Faculty participants will make progress toward this program outcome:

  • Identifying how movement and embodied learning can enhance instruction.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these teaching outcomes:

  • Appreciating pedagogy—the art and science of teaching and learning--as a significant higher education endeavor; and
  • Identifying factors that influence pedagogical choices.

If you require non-dietary accommodations to participate in this program, please email the CFI at cfi@jmu.edu or call (568-4846) immediately to convey your needs.  We will work with the HR department to provide you with reasonable accommodations, as time permits.

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