What is

Kinesthetic learning

Kinesthetic learning is a style of obtaining information. Kinesthetic learning’s primary premise is that a student learns best when shown simulations, presentations and videos or when moving around in a hands-on environment. Similar to tactile learning, which emphasizes the likes of drawing, touching and building in educational circumstances, kinesthetic learning stresses full-body movement to process new information, for example, pacing back-and-forth while memorizing or drawing flowcharts and underlining notes while tapping legs. Moreover, these learners understand best with concrete or real-life examples.

Kinesthetic learning refers to the need for movement and realistic, situational examples when acquiring information. Part of the VARK Modalities (visual, aural, read/write, kinesthetic) that describe the different ways students acquire information, kinesthetic learning is often best suited to situations like role plays, field trips, hands-on projects and competitions, with learners typically possessing good motor memory and the ability to respond quickly.