Cognitive science shows that learning involves more than the engagement of the human brain or head. Susan Hrach therefore examines whole-body thinking to help instructors improve students’ knowledge and skills through physical movement, sensory perception, and attention to the spatial environment.

This page shares Susan Hrach’s work on embodied learning (EL) and provides practical information and resources to help you put these ideas into action.

In the following video, Hrach introduces embodied learning:

Meet Susan Hrach, PhD, ACC: Susan served as Fulbright Canada Distinguished Chair in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario 2022-2023. She is the author of Minding Bodies: How Physical Space, Sensation, and Movement Affect Learning.

Since 2012, Susan’s been Director of the Faculty Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. She has been recognized by the University System of Georgia with a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award, and is a member of the International Coaching Federation.

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