Embodied Learning

Kinesthetic - full body interactivity in physical space

Multimodal - students see, hear and touch the experience

Collaborative - face-to-face teaching and learning

Embodied learning is kinesthetic, collaborative, and multimodal.

Embodied learning is an emerging field that blends the learning sciences and human computer interaction. Cognitive scientists have discovered compelling evidence that nearly all of our experiences are in some way grounded in the body. This suggests that the embodied experiences can lead to more effective learning. Researchers who study human computer interaction are developing innovative new interfaces where physical movements can drive interactivity. SMALLab Learning is at the forefront of embodied learning.

Embodied learning has the potential to transform K-12 learning in schools, museums, and community centers. We offer products for embodied learning including scenarios for our SMALLab and Flow. Our learning scenarios have a record of demonstrated success by incorporating this technology in the classroom. Embodied Learning is kinesthetic, collaborative, and multimodal.

Teaching with technology is not enough. Our embodied learning platforms enable learning with technology in the classroom that is engaging and interesting to students. By creating our content for both SMALLab and Flow, these lessons are available to a wide variety of classrooms today.

The important consideration when evaluating technology in the classroom is to ensure that it engages students by leveraging the ability to interact. Our embodied learning scenarios follow a research-based pedagogy developed by our founders and their colleagues at Arizona State University. This pedagogy, coupled with our interactive content for SMALLab and Flow, better enables educators to embed teaching with technology into their schools and classrooms in a meaningful way that will directly improve instruction, learning and learning outcomes.