Dr. Kwame M. Brown specializes in the study and practice of engaging children in Active Play to achieve the combined goals of social interaction, improved self-efficacy, enhanced cognition, improved emotional regulation, physical competence, and health. He began his journey as a young man that wanted to learn to move better and further his understanding of the connections between mind, spirit, and body.
This journey has led him to earn a B.A. in Molecular Biology from Hampton University (Quintessence II, 1995), and a Ph.D. in developmental neuroscience from Georgetown University (2003). He also has completed over a thousand hours of professional study of movement disciplines like yoga, Pilates, play based fitness, martial arts, athletic training, dance, strength training, and therapeutic movement.
Currently he teaches Introduction to Psychology, Human Growth and Development, and Sports Psychology. His professional history includes several years in management with the Fitness and Wellness Section, Fairfax County Park Authority, as well as serving various nonprofits and government agencies as an advisor on physical play in childhood and adolescence.
Through his company Move Theory (http://drkwamebrown.com), and its main driver, The FUNction Method, Dr. Brown helps coaches, teachers, and parents learn to engage kids of all ages (including adolescents) in designing their own playful movement experiences.
Active Play, nature, neural development, child development
FUNction Spherical Learning: Operating with the knowledge that children, teens, adults, and the environment all have something to teach each other. We move together. We share ideas. We inform and expand each other's experience.
Child development, play, physical play, child psychology, education, nature, movement
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