Physical Activity and Educational Achievement: Insights from Exercise Neuroscience

1st Edition

Romain Meeusen, Sabine Schaefer, Phillip Tomporowski, Richard Bailey

Routledge
Published January 31, 2019
Reference - 378 Pages - 37 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367233518 - CAT# K422383
Series: ICSSPE Perspectives

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Summary

A growing body of research evidence suggests that physical activity can have a positive effect on educational achievement. This book examines a range of processes associated with physical activity that are of relevance to those working in education – including cognition, learning, memory, attention, mood, stress and mental health symptoms – and draws on the latest insights from exercise neuroscience to help explain the evidence.

With contributions from leading scientists and educationalists from around the world, this book cuts through the myths to interrogate the relationship between physical activity and educational achievement in children, adolescents and young adults in a variety of cultural and geographical contexts. Examining both the benefits and risks associated with physical activity from the perspectives of exercise science and educational psychology, it also looks ahead to ask what the limits of this research might be and what effects it might have on the future practice of education.

Physical Activity and Educational Achievement: Insights from Exercise Neuroscience is fascinating reading for any student, academic or practitioner with an interest in exercise science and education.

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