Kinesthetic Learners Kinesthetic learners typically learn best by moving- they prefer to activate their large or small muscles as they learn. Kinesthetic learners typically learn best by moving - they prefer to activate their large or small muscles as they learn. Enjoy working “hands on” and are “doers” Kinesthetic learners typically concentrate better and learn more easily when they can move about.
How to spot an Kinesthetic Learner Kinesthetic learners make up approximately 15% of the population- that’s about 1 in 7 people. Auditory learners often use kinesthetic specific phrases That feels right to me. I can’t get a grip on this… Stay in touch. It just doesn’t feel right get in touch with… That doesn’t sit right with me. I have good feelings about this. My gut is telling me… I follow your drift. It's starting to come alive.
Kinesthetic learners Learn by Doing, touching, being physically involved with a project or activity, learning games, experiments, acting, crafts, drawing, computers, use of concrete examples where possible, rhythmic methods of learning information, walking whilst listening to recorded information. Suggestions for studying • Pace or walk around while saying aloud the words you need to remember • Try studying lying on your stomach or back • Try studying with music in the background. • Take frequent breaks when studying • When trying to memorise, try closing your eyes and writing the information in the air. Picture words in your head.
Tips for Kinesthetic Learners Coping with Fidgeting Kinesthetic learners often find it difficult to sit still. There are several ways to help minimise fidgeting to allow you to still focus on your revision or exam Chewing Quietly chewing gum or having sweets in the exam might offer the motion stimulus you need to help you learn and focus your attention. Jitter Silently tapping your leg or bouncing your foot can help you stay focussed. When revising try lying on your front on the bed so you can freely move your legs Frequent breaks and Moving around Take frequent breaks when studying. Change locations each time you take a break to help stretch your legs and give you a chance to move about when studying. Try pacing your room while studying. Memorize or drill while walking or exercising.
Tips for Kinesthetic Learners Incorporating Movement into your Revision Kinesthetic learners need to act on information in order to digest it properly. Role Plays and Acting It Out Role play and simulation allow you to act out what you are learning. Hand gestures and bodily demonstrations Particularly useful if learning new vocabulary or facts. This can be done with eyes closed or open. Use your hands or fingers to trace and spell out words or act out phrases like charades Making Resources with physical connections Make coloured strips of paper that represent different concepts - link those papers together. The Yo Yo Using a yo-yo is a good way to alleviate tension and help focus. The motion and sound make this method especially useful to audio-kinesthetic learners.
Tips for Kinesthetic Learners Revision Materials Kinesthetic learners still need written or auditory materials to revise from. Type Try typing up your notes. Pay attention as your type and experiment with different fonts and colouring. Write Writing up your notes by hand. Some people find the act help cement their memories. Try experimenting with different handwriting styles and different colours. Flashcards Utilize flash cards than you can place around the house. Place on doors and windows around house and try to remember their location (physicality) and content.