Learning Styles

Kinethetic Learning

Introduction and History

Kinethesia is the awareness of the body's position and movement


Kinesthetic Learning or Tactile Learning is based on Howard Gardner theory of multiple intelligences.


  • Not all students are "classical" learners
  • Some student have great awareness of movement which creates a comfort area for them
  • Just as some people can use a smell or sound to remember a certain piece of knowledge, others can remember knowledge based on the movements they make.
  • This comfortable areas can be the niche that is necessary for some students to remember or comprehend information.


Although Kenthetic Learning is usually applied in the elementary levels, it can be applicable for learners of all ages

Application

Several Examples of this type of learning would be

  • Students cutting paper in the shapes of different animals while they learn about the type of animal they are creating
  • Teaching students the alphabet by having them create the letters with their bodies
  • Student can learn to memorize a poem if it has a dance or hand motion to go along with it
  • Foreign language may be easier to memorize with the clapping of hands or hopping