Kinaesthetic learning

The learning in which the students carry out a physical activity to learn something is known as kinaesthetic learning. It may involve physically enduring activities to learn something rather than opting for a conventional mode of learning via listening to lectures of a teacher or making notes of the related topics. Many researchers have shown how this kind of learning helps improve students’ overall personality apart from this academic development. The idea was initially propagated by the book ‘Frames of mind: the theory of multiple intelligences’ written by Howard Gardner. 

One of the famous models that supports kindness thetic is the VARK model, which includes video, oral, read or write, and kinaesthetic. In kinaesthetic theory, it is believed that learners have different learning capabilities, and not one single method can be implemented for everyone. There can be different strategies that can help in kinaesthetic learning, for example, dance, gymnastics, theatre, and sports. 

The experiential learning that is associated with kinaesthetic helps in the development of a long-lasting memory which is helpful for students to learn and develop their holistic personalities. Many institutes propagate kinaesthetic learning, and many others do not favour similar learning as there is not much-proven study that says that kinaesthetic helps in the long term. However, the area is evolving, and institutes have brought it to practice for students from their nascent age onwards.