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2.03 Recreation, sport, arts and leisure contribute to academic success and provide exceptional opportunities for life-long learning

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  2. A Literature Review of the Evidence Base for Culture, the Arts and Sport Policy
    2004 - Scotland

    Scotland’s Centre for Cultural Policy review of the social and economic impacts of culture, the arts and sport provided robust research evidence, both national and international, on the reduction...

  3. Learning, Arts, and the Brain: The Dana Consortium Report on Arts and Cognition
    2008 - USA

    Arts training is associated with higher academic performance because it leads to a high state of motivation, increases the ability to manipulate information in both working and long-term memory and...

  4. Action Schools! BC. Phase I (Pilot) Evaluation Report and Recommendations
    2004 - Canada

     Action Schools! BC had a positive influence on the physical activity level of students in the Liaison and Champion schools, with a significant increase in minutes of physical activity...

  5. Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain
    2008 - USA

    Physical activity is crucial to thinking and feeling. Aerobic exercise prepares the brain to learn, improves mood and attention, lowers stress and anxiety, helps stave off addiction, controls...

  6. The Chicken Soup Effect: The Role of Recreation in Boosting Freshman Grade Point Average
    2011 - USA

    Investments in recreational opportunities for post-secondary students are complementary to the institution’s academic mission rather than a distraction from it.

  7. Use and Benefits of Local Government Recreation and Parks Services: An Ontario Perspective - Researc
    2009 - Canada

    People of means are better able to access recreation and aprks services, no matter who the provider. All recreation providers need to ensure that everyone shares in the benefits associated with...

  8. Relationships between behavior, brainstem and cortical encoding of seen and heard speech in musician
    2008 - USA

    Playing an instrument may help youngsters better process speech in noisy classrooms and more accurately interpret the nuances of language that are conveyed by subtle changes in the human voice.

Leadership Provided By:

  • Leisure Information Network (LIN)
  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

On Behalf Of:

  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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