Kinesthetic Strategies

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KEY WORDS:

senses, practical exercises, experiences, examples, case studies, trial and error

People with a KINESTHETIC preference like:

ACTION
– making things happen

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Photo of hand tools hanging on a wall.

Solving problems
PRACTICALLY

RECALLING
previous experiences

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Photo of a bridge.

REAL LIFE
examples

MEASURABLE
outcomes

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TEAM WORK

To TAKE IN information use:

  • all of your SENSES – sight, hearing, touch, taste, & smell
  • a HANDS-ON approach
  • TRIAL & ERROR – practice, practice, practice
  • REAL LIFE examples & personal stories
  • displays, collections, photos, & videos of REAL things
  • autobiographies & documentaries
  • surveys, field trips, & interviews

To PRESENT information:

  • focus on the REAL things that happened
  • recall EXACTLY what happened
  • use plenty of EXAMPLES when you present
  • use previous EXPERIENCE as the basis for decision-making
  • stay in the HERE & NOW
In a nutshell

Ideas need to be PRACTICAL & RELEVANT to you.
You need to DO things to understand them.

Using KINESTHETIC STRATEGIES in:

In Education
  • Expand your notes with details you may have missed.
  • Talk about your notes with another KINESTHETIC learner.
  • Reduce 3 pages of your notes to 1.
  • Use case studies, photos, and applications to help with principles and abstract concepts.
  • Attend laboratories & field trips and review what you learned.
  • Recall previous successful learning experiences.
  • Practice solutions to problems from previous exam papers.
In the Workplace
  • Use REAL LIFE examples to explain and simplify principles.
  • Recall all the details of a project.
  • Attend on-site visits, “walk-arounds,” displays & expos.
  • Participate in on-the-job training.
  • Practice what you have learned.
  • Use role-plays to get ideas across.
  • Use videos & photos of real-life action.
  • Join trials and pilot schemes.
  • Feedback is based on face-to-face discussion with specific examples of success or failure.

“I hear and I forget.
I see and I remember.
I do and I understand.”

~ Confucius