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Boost Learning & Increase Creativity - A Best Practice from the African Dance Culture

Type of Exhibitor / Vendor:

  • Consulting
  • Multicultural
  • Orientation
  • Speakers Bureau
  • Training

Ode Dixon Naples, FL 34117

Ode Dixon



A real time experiment that pulls evidence from the African dance culture to demonstrate how excellent performers bypass the limitations of short term memory to lock information into long term memory using the brilliance and intelligence of imaginary play.

Participants will develop a skill desperately needed to survive in a world drowning in information overload.

Objectives & Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn...

    How play makes learning effortless and enjoyable

Participants will find out when they learned a dance routine faster and retained more information; using imaginative play vs. using a critical and more analytical guide

They’ll see for themselves how imaginary play frees up mental energy to process information faster and motivates the learner to retain them better. They’ll practice this for themselves and witness the results.

  • How motivation inspires long term learning

Participants will describe when they experienced more satisfactory and found the task more enjoyable; when solved imaginatively vs. analytically

    How to enhance high performance

Participants will show better performance of the task at hand using the high performance triangle; motivation, learning and creativity. They will also learn how to apply skills to other areas of life to increase total satisfaction.


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