I attended college in the 1970's and majored in art and education and was committed to active learning during my teaching years. During that time I subscribed to Holistic Education Review and was very interested in Waldorf Education. While the science may be new, teachers have known that children learn by doing for almost a century since John Dewey developed his philosophy of experiential learning in the early 20th century. Why our school systems are so slow to adapt these techniques is puzzling but perhaps now that there is evidenced based research to support the theory the idea will be more accepted, we can always hope. Kudos to Adele Diamond for her creativity and persistence to improve education.
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