Karen Dowdall

Why kids can learn more from Tales of fantasy than Realism.

Originally posted on M.C. Tuggle, Writer: Deena Weisberg is a senior fellow in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. Her specialty is “imaginative cognition,” which studies how imagination boosts one’s ability to learn. Her research demonstrates that children absorb new material taught in the context of a fanciful scenario better than they do when…

via Why kids can learn more from tales of fantasy than realism — A Teacher’s Reflections

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