iBG™ RESEARCH

iBG bridges the diverse disciplines of music, cognition, cognitive science, neuroscience, and linguistics. “Music and language share deep and critical connections, and comparative research provides a powerful way to study the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying these human abilities.”

Aniruddh D. Patel, 2008, Music, Language, and the Brain, Oxford University Press

iBG has been used since 2001 and as a critical part of the research-based learning approach of GLF, it has been shown to improve how young children develop and improve in multiple academic and social areas. Using Galileo as the assessment tool for both control groups, iBG was a key component in the following areas of improved learning.

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iBG impact on LANGUAGE

From Nov. - June, the number of 4 - 5 year olds in the advanced category of learning (mastery of at least 2/3rds of learning items) increased from 30% to 82%, a 52% increase.

 

National Cross Section

From Nov. - June, the number of 4 - 5 year olds in the advanced category of learning increased from 45% to 84%, a 39% increase.

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iBG impact on MATH

From Nov. - June, the number of 4 - 5 year olds in the advanced category of learning increased from 35% to 88%, a 53% increase.

 

National Cross Section

From Nov. - June, the number of 4 - 5 year olds in the advanced category of learning increased from 38% to 84%, a 46% increase.

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iBG impact on SOCIAL EMOTIONAL

From Nov. - May, the number of 4 - 5 year olds in the advanced category of learning increased from 4% to 45%, a 41% increase.

 

National Cross Section

From Nov. - May, the number of 4 - 5 year olds in the advanced category of learning increased from 24% to 43%, a 19% increase.

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F.A.M.E. Foundation, 2001 - 2004, Living Like a Child, Redleaf Press

Emotional Intelligence and Neuroscience

iBG is evidence-based and research-based to create concrete, visceral and guided positive responses from individuals who use these games.  Laughter and joy are experienced and act as a reminder of what it feels like to experience new neurological messages.  “…students remember information when it is elaborate, meaningful, and contextual with meaningful real-world examples… the most effective approach to teaching is the guided-experience learning model.”

Ronald Jean Degen, Ph.D., June 2011, Working Paper No. 77

 

Center of Research in International Business and Strategy

Neurology of Optimal Learning

iBG brings together both physical brain games which cross the midline, along with synchronized movement to music at approximately 120 beats per minute, with music at high frequencies based on research from Dr. Tomatis. “The “Neurology of Optimal Learning” relates to music and movement being one of the best vehicles to opening a young and older mind and seeding the ground for elevated connections which lead to learning across the spectrum.” 

Rich Learning, Dr. Rich Melheim, 2015

 

Cognitive Redefinition

iBG creates new neurological messages and assists a learner in being ready to absorb new information.  “New knowledge, new data and new experiences are the cornerstones in the process of cognitive redefinition.The first phase in Lewin’s conceptualization of the learning process was unfreezing in which readiness and openness for learning is created. Being ready to learn, the individual moves to the next phase in the learning process which is changing. 

Steen Hoyrup Pederson, 12/18/2012, European Lifelong Learning Magazine, Department of Education, Aarhus University, Denmark; European Research Network

 

 

 

 

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