3 study techniques for Kinaesthetic Learners
August 21, 2020
Each type of Learning styles have their own strengths and weaknesses. Kinaesthetic Learners as described on the previous blog are known to be "hands-on learners". They have a deeper understanding of informations presented once they are able to experience it by themselves.
They excel on physical activities like sports and hands-on projects. They are also keen observers and have more willingness to keep practicing, which helps increase memory retention. On the other hand, they would need to learn more on discipline, patience and persistence as they are easily distracted and bored during classes. Here are some techniques to keep them occupied and focused at the same time.
- Keep it interactive- Kinaesthetic learners are known to be restless and active in class. Keeping the class interactive as much as possible actually helps them stay interested compared to them just sitting and listening. Include a quiz bee for the class, a matching game, or presentations through drawings or role playing will help them understand the lesson at the same time occupied.
- Take regular breaks- studies show that kids' attention span may only last 1 hour or so, especially for Kinaesthetic learners. Making them sit and listen for long periods of time will just be counter-productive. Giving them quick breaks in between will help them re-focus there attention.
- Hands-on activities- kinaesthetic learners absorb informations better by doing it rather than only hearing or seeing it. Below are some ways how to optimize their learning skills on different subjects.
- Science- experiments or crafts
- Math- blocks or other manipulative toys to teach number concepts
- English- crafts, action songs, role playing, hunting or matching games