Embodied Cognition, Embodied Learning

“How intimate are the links between mind, body, and movement? In this important and groundbreaking volume, research on the embodied mind suggests exciting new perspectives on teaching and learning. Essential reading for all those interested in evidence-led approaches to education.”

Andy Clark
Professor of Cognitive Philosophy, University of Sussex; author of Being There and Surfing Uncertainty

“Movement Matters cashes out principles related to embodiment, grounding, and situated action that have been percolating in cognitive science for decades. Contributions to this volume develop these principles in real-world practices associated with teaching and learning, demonstrating the promise of translational learning science. New understandings, approaches, and tools related to education result. A must-read for innovators aiming to strengthen educational institutions and their practices.”

Lawrence W. Barsalou
Professor of Psychology, University of Glasgow

“Movement matters. Indeed, it does! And as this volume clearly demonstrates, it matters in educational contexts. This is the most comprehensive collection yet that addresses the link between embodied cognition (the 4Es) and education (a fifth E). I give it an A+ and recommend it to all educators and education theorists.”

Shaun Gallagher
Lillian and Morrie Moss Chair of Excellence, University of Memphis; Professorial Fellow, SOLA, University of Wollongong

“Macrine and Fugate have brought together an extraordinary team of experts on embodied cognition for this groundbreaking volume in the best tradition of translational science. If you are interested in what modern cognitive science has to say about learning and knowing in a wide range of educational settings, you will find a wealth of intriguing and surprising ideas in these chapters. The volume presents a sophisticated view of embodied cognition, but also strongly emphasizes its potential applications for educators.”

James A. Dixon
Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences, and Director, Center for the Ecological Study of Perception and Action, at the University of Connecticut, Storrs