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Students Think, Perform Better When They are 'Standing' on Their Feet

by Bidita Debnath on April 26, 2015 at 2:17 AM
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Students Think, Perform Better When They are 'Standing' on Their Feet

Texas Aand M Health Science Center School of Public Health study has revealed that students think better on their feet, literally.

The study found that students with standing desks are more attentive than their seated counterparts and showed 12% greater on-task engagement in classrooms with standing desks that equates to an extra 7 minutes per hour of engaged instruction time.

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The findings were based on a study of almost 300 children in second through fourth grade who were observed over the course of a school year. Engagement was measured by on-task behaviors such as answering a question, raising a hand or participating in active discussion and off-task behaviors like talking out of turn.

Standing desks, also known as stand-biased desks, are raised desks that have stools nearby, enabling students to sit or stand during class at their discretion.
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Researcher Mark Benden, who is an ergonomic engineer by trade, originally became interested in the desks as a means to reduce childhood obesity and relieve stress on spinal structures that may occur with traditional desks.

Lessons learned from his research in this area led to creation of Stand2Learn, an offshoot company of a faculty-led startup that manufactures a classroom version of the stand-biased desk.

The study is published in the International Journal of Health Promotion and Education.

Source: ANI
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