Daydream Believer - Does Success Really Demand Total Concentration in School?

Posted in : Cassidy's Comments on 26 May 2022
Frank Cassidy
Former Principal & Regional Officer of ASCL
Issues covered: Day Dreaming; Mental Health

Research just published by Professor Teresa McCormack, Dr Agnieszka Graham and Jessica Cherry from QUB has said that daydreaming "can be reliably measured in children and is of educational significance".

Their research carried out by the School of Psychology involved 97 children aged six to 11 years old and found that children spent a quarter of their time in class daydreaming.

The study concluded that if students fail to attend to instruction because of daydreaming, that it may affect their academic achievement in school
QUB study explores the effect of daydreaming in young - BBC News.

So is the old classroom maxim about paying attention right, or is there still a place for mind wandering

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Frank Cassidy
Former Principal & Regional Officer of ASCL

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