Kinesthetic Preference

On this page, you can read about the experiences of others with a Kinesthetic learning preference.

Why not share your experiences too?

  • Do you consider yourself a Kinesthetic person?
  • Are there aspects of your life where your Kinesthetic preference is obvious?
  • What study strategies do you find helpful, as someone with a Kinesthetic preference?

Leave a comment below to tell us about your experiences as someone with a Kinesthetic preference.

  1. Clemente Hernandez :

    I feel that learning through my own personal experiences and mistakes help me better myself.

  2. Faith D. :

    I am a Kinesthetic learner as it helps me to remember how to do something when I do it myself and follow the steps. I also am able to retain information if I type during lectures.

  3. Jennifer Willard :

    As a kinesthetic learner I find that I learn best from real life experiences, especially when I make a mistake. I love to just get to work and learn as I go.

  4. Daniel Gonzales :

    it is interesting how it relates to my actual way of learning. I Do like to present real experiences and examples when im trying to explain something. This is the second time I do a questionnaire with VARK but I never put it in practice. I am going to implement the studying strategies and see if I get better results in my grades.

  5. yuliana :

    Yes, I would consider myself a kinesthetic person.
    I feel that there are some aspects of my life in which my Kinesthetic preference is obvious especially when there are new things, I want to try out it makes me focus so much more!
    Some study strategies that I find helpful as someone with a Kinesthetic preference, are watching a person do it first and then try it out myself.

  6. Sonia Maldonado :

    I am a Kinesthetic learner. I learn by seeing repeat demonstration. I have to watch video that explains the material a little more or where i can rewatch and take notes. It’s extremely hard for me to sit throughout a lecture I tend to zone out sometimes and lose focus. I have to record the lectures so I can relisten to them as much times as I can. It helps me retain the information.

  7. Arturo V :

    I have an emphasis on kinesthetic learning. I often use videos to reinforce my understanding of subjects that I feel weak in and I write mini notes on what I am learning to feel more engaged with the information, so I can maintain focus. Also, implementing the information I learn during simulation or clinic days helps me make connections and understand the reason why certain procedures are done.

  8. I am a “Stong Kinesthetic.” I find it very difficult to sit still in class for very long. I can have someone explain things to me several times, but it makes more sense once I have done it myself or applied it to an actual situation. I learn better from experiences and trial and error than I do from reading handouts and reading books.



  10. Naisha N. :

    I am a multimodal learner. I always thought I learned best as a visual learner however, in nursing school I have had to modify my study/ learning techniques so many times which probably makes sense why I am a multimodal learner. It takes many different learning modes for me to understand the material and be able to apply it in the clinical setting.

  11. I’m a multimodal learner with an emphasis on kinesthetic. I always thought I was a visual learner, but since I started nursing school, my studying habits changed to grasp the material thoroughly. Especially with nursing skills, hands-on practice is the best way to have that muscle memory for skills.

  12. Yolanda V :

    I often watch videos and and write what they’re saying or if it’s a skill ill perform it at the same time that i’m watching the video. I love focus keeper because after a while if I don’t take breaks I can’t think anymore.

  13. DeBronya Corner :

    My mom told me that when I was in elementary school, I used to finish my work early and get up to walk around the room. Even today as a nurse educator, I have to take breaks in between working on content. I will just get up to do anything just so I am moving around because I tend to drift when sitting for long periods of time working on something. Once I come back to work, I am more focused.

  14. monica padilla :

    I feel that visually seeing how things get done and explained better assist me in understanding the information and grasping the information in my brain to utilize when needed in a real life experience. Changing the studying approach as for example going from reading a textbook to watching videos of demonstration helps keep the motivation up to complete the task and truly grasp it making it interesting for me to continue.

  15. I am a multi-level learner. I have come to realize these past couple of weeks, I really do not like to sit still and read. In fact, I find myself just looking at words on a page when I do this. I personally have been trying to take occasional walks and tried to listen to the audio e-books, but found it to be monotoned, so I have been walking and reading at the same time. And when I don’t understand something, I read it out loud or note it and look for videos later. I cannot believe how much I end up reading. It feels great in the end, because I am getting two things accomplished.

    Personally, I cannot just read what is on paper and understand what I need to do. I like to watch others do it while hearing them explain the process and follow along with paper, but I want to actually do the process as well and hear feedback, so I know what I can improve on and what I am doing well on.

    I am also a visual learner. I like to look at diagrams and videos. I want to see and hear them explain things to me. I feel that this reinforces my learning more.

    I am going to do my best to incorporate more kinesthetic and visual techniques into my learning every day. I will also take frequent breaks as recommended.

  16. dania sanchez :

    This is very interesting to read that a lot of people are also auditory learners. I feel like a lot of people rather listen to lecture than read the book . it is just easier to retain info that way I think.

  17. johanna martinez :

    i have been a mullti learner. i love to listen to lecture over an over. i am also a visual learner along with kinesthetic learner. I totally agree with myresults.

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