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Many have spoken the phrase I have to see it, touch it, feel it. This phrase is referring to how someone learns new data or a new skill, more properly defined as the Kinesthetic Learning Style. Kinesthetic learning is one of four styles of learning. How does a student ascertain that they learn by kinesthetics? If so, how do they apply this learning style to their course material? It’s concerning to think that some students fail a class or, worse yet, fail to achieve their goal of earning a degree simply because their study format was not conducive to their person.
SUMMARY
According to Fleming & Mills (1992) the kinesthetic student learns by utilizing all their senses, hands on applications, and field trips as well as by trial and error. Once the kinesthetic student takes in the new information they construct notes which include pictures and examples. Finally, to prepare for an exam the student writes practice questions. Success or failure of the student largely depends upon the development of strategies to embrace their style of learning.
STRATEGIES
Educators, as a whole, attempt to incorporate a certain level of all learning styles in their lectures and course material. The student then has the opportunity to compile all the material into a package that is beneficial to them personally. Professor at Queens College Dr. Kenneth Dunn presents “if students cannot learn the way we teach them, then we must teach them the way they learn” (as cited in Reese, 2002, p.21). Since there will always be a fair amount of reading involved in learning, the student must develop a strategy to retain what they’ve read. The value of strategizing should never be underestimated. Reading for these students can be more easily absorbed by finding a comfortable chair or bed and giving ample attention to the pictures and graphs presented in the textbook. Highlight relevant material to…...

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