Assess whether neuro-agility training in a higher education environment would impact academic results
Performance improvement intervention for more than 200 3rd year physiology students of the University of Pretoria
- A group of 106 final year students went for brain performance pre-assessment (NAP™) at the beginning of the semester;
- Students were required to log 50 hours of neuro-agility training;
- Students were re-assessed on their brain performance at the end of the semester.
- A statistically significant difference on each driver that optimizes brain performance was recorded;
- Students improved the drivers that impact their brain health and performance with 10,43%;
- Students improved their learning skills with 9,43%;
- A 98,2% pass rate was recorded – the highest pass rate yet!
- Downloadable overview: Student Agility onepagerB
- Downloadable detail Power Point: right 3rd year Student Agility case study
- 100% of respondents stated that knowing the information provided in their NAP™ helped them in transitioning to a higher level of wellness.
- Using the findings from their NAP™ , students improved the drivers that optimize their brain performance as follows:
- 11,3% increase in brain fitness;
- 11,2% increase in stress coping skills;
- 10,3% increase in brain friendly diet;
- 6,93% increase in positive sleeping habits;
- 11,6% Increase in positive attitude (mind-set).
- Using the findings from their NAP™ , students improved their learning skills as follows:
- 8,95% increase in their general approach to learning;
- 12,2% increase in memory skills;
- 8,38% increase in reading skills;
- 12.9% increase in note-taking skills;
- 8,95% increase in listening skills;
- 9,52% increase in concentration.
Using the NAP™ contributed to:
- Higher pass rates;
- Better learner performance;
- Accurate awareness of personal learning preferences;
- Accelerating learning;
- Increased ease and flexibility with learning and thinking;
- Increased brain fitness, memory and concentration;
- Improved brain health and wellness