Taylor R. Ashley
Grand Canyon University: NRS-429V
February 22, 2015
Learning is something that we all do each and every day. It is important to be aware of the type of learning that suits you the best so that you can retain the most information possible. Learning and education have always been a big piece of becoming an adult. As a child you must go to school full time and make decent grades in order to finish school. Learning hasn’t always been what it is now. Education used to be hours of lecture with a test at the end, whereas now education has so many different approaches such as presentations, group assignments, visual context and even games. All of these different approaches have come about from the realization that not every child or adult learns the same way. The different styles of learning have been narrowed down to visual, aural, reading/writing and kinesthetic. This paper will discuss kinesthetic learning as this is the learning style of the Author.
The kinesthetic learner is a very hands on type of learner. He or she can only remember how to do something if they do it themselves. Natural senses are used such as smell and touch. Things like textures and patterns are also very important when working with this type of learner. They must move around and put their hands on the project. It is very difficult for this type of learner to sit in class and read a textbook to learn. There is almost a guarantee that nothing will be retained this way. The more senses and muscles that are used during learning help increase the amount of information that is remembered (Nelson, 2013). Another important aspect to kinesthetic learning is using trial and error. Trial and error helps the student receive immediate feedback on what they did incorrectly.
Some of the learning strategies that have proved useful to the author of this paper are waiting until the last minute to complete an assignment, keep a snack close by, create
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