Information Processing Through Action!

The more time I spend thinking, researching, and creating in regards to education, the more I buy in to inquiry-based, action oriented learning.  The research that supports these methods of learning is mounting, and since I am teaching in an IB curriculum, it fits in perfectly into my classroom (Simonson, 2014)(Bransford, J.D., Brown A.L., & Cocking, R.R. , 2000)(FitzPatrick, Kathleen A., Campisi, Jay, 2009), (Lujan, Heidi L., DiCarlo, Stephen E., 2006).

So since this is a great way of learning, fits my curriculum, and is the way I prefer to teach it is the method I use most.  For this lesson I used peer led inquiry, group learning that they could then test in a real life situation and discuss with each other to fully learn and immerse themself in Information Processing, a topic that usually individuals really hate learning.  If you would like to see my lesson the link to it is here.  It walks you through the actions the students will do, and the actions the teacher will do, but because everyone is different in teaching method and resources I didn’t want to give my instructional video, because every class has specific details for learning outcomes, and I didn’t give my assessed reflex movements because everyone has different resources available.  If you would like to see how to make the MakeyMakey Stopwatch see my how to blog which is here.

I love this lesson, but everything we do is living and changing, so if you have any questions, ideas, comments please leave them for me!  Let’s change the way students learn!


Bransford, J.D., Brown, A.L., & Cocking, R.R. (2000). How people learn: Brain, mind, experience and school. National Academies Press. Retrieved from


FitzPatrick, Kathleen A., Campisi, Jay. (December 2009). A Multiyear Approach to Student-Driven Investigations in Exercise Physiology.  Adv. Phyisol Educ, Vol 33. No 4 pp 349-355 DOI: 10.1152/advan.00056.2009


Giuliodori, Mauricio J., Lujan, Heidi L., DiCarlo, Stephen E. (March 13, 2006).  Peer Instruction Enhanced Student Performance on Qualitative Problem-Solving Questions. Adv. Phyisol Educ, Vol 30. No 4 pp 168-173. DOI:10.1152/advan.00013.2006


Lujan, Heidi L., DiCarlo, Stephen E. (December 2006). Too Much Teaching, Not Enough Learning: What is the Solution? Adv. Phyisol Educ, Vol 30 No 1 pp 17-22. DOI:10.1152/advan.00108.2013


Simonson, Shawn R. (March 1, 2014). Making Students do the Thinking: Team-Based Learning in a Laboratory Course. Adv. Phyisol Educ, Vol 38. No 1 pp 49 – 55 DOI: 10.1152/advan.00108.2013


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