All posts by Alana Hadfield

Alana is a Research Librarian attached to the Arts Faculty. Yes, she likes books. She also likes to dig up information. But she can also discuss search strategies, metrics, disseminating research, publishing and journals, social media outreach and the best new tools in the academic world for making things happen. She can talk about these things to your undergraduate classes, or to researchers (often over good coffee).

Going for Gold: how movement can enhance learning.

Eating ice cream while watching our Australian athletes compete at Rio, I told my ten year old that he could become an Olympic champion. He still has time to apply himself and train, train, train (never mind that he has yet to distinguish himself in school sports of any kind). He could do it! Conversely, my days of pie in the sky champion status are long gone.

Can we move on from these lost opportunities (after all, who needs gold?) and harness some learning and teaching related benefits from movement and exercise?

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