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Eve Bearne: ‘I’ve long been a champion of ‘pushing the desks back’. So I was pleased when this book came out and really interested in the content, particularly as it covers many different areas of the curriculum. As Margaret Branscombe comments, there is a clear ‘synergy between doing and thinking’ – and the examples in the book will give teachers plenty of ideas for both.


‘Teaching Through Embodied Learning’ addresses the neglect of the body in learning. In proposing an alternative pedagogical approach, the book presents a detailed account of a research study in a primary classroom that used the body to represent important scientific concepts related to the solar system.


In this collection of international research studies on the effectiveness of learning science through drama pedagogies, my chapter documents a case study on teaching main ideas about the solar system through the drama convention of tableau.