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Engaging kinaesthetic learners in classrooms

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Engaging kinaesthetic learners in classrooms

  1. 1. Kinesthetic Learning in kids’ classrooms
  2. 2. My teaching experience •Students have different learning styles •Students get bored soon when learning by seeing and listening •They love to do hands-on activities •Majority of the students are kinaesthetic learners
  3. 3. Area Of Study Engaging Kinaesthetic learners in classrooms
  4. 4. Questions: What are the strategies of utilizing Kinaesthetic movement with in classroom? What are some creative ways that kinaesthetic movement might be incorporated into class curriculum? How much is it effective for learning ,to have pocket activities in classroom
  5. 5. Tell me I’ll forget show me and I may remember involve me and I’ll understand Confucius Quotes If a child can’t learn the way we teach maybe should teach the way they learn Ignacio Estrada
  6. 6. Background to the Topic Learning Style: A range of instructional strategies through which students pursue the act of learning Most popular learning styles are: Visual Auditory Kinaesthetic VAK Model
  7. 7. Learning styles reflect: • How students learn • What students pay attention to • How students remember
  8. 8. Introduction • Kinaesthetic learning • Kinaesthetic is a method of learning based on: moving, touching or practicing.
  9. 9. Why to move: • 1. Our bodies are designed to move. • 2. Some people think best when they are moving. • 3. To engage diverse types of learners fully – kinaesthetic learners or sleepy ones! • 4. To deepen understanding. • 5. To experience a subject from a new perspective, using kinaesthetic intelligence. • 6. To develop creativity. • 7. To foster community. • 8. To invigorate the body – exercise for health. • 9. To have fun!
  10. 10. Characteristics of Kinaesthetic learners 1.The student does not like to be sitting still and needs to move.
  11. 11. 2. Kinaesthetic learners hold up their hands even though they do not know the answer. 3. Gestures when they are talking.
  12. 12. 5. Kinaesthetic people love doing things with their own hands.
  13. 13. 7. Doodling and tracing pictures or words often 8.Tapping and Shaking their legs during work time
  14. 14. Teaching Strategies for Kinaesthetic Learners • First: give them the instructions and then the material so they can do it. • Second: let the students do everything with their hands and they will remember it. • Third: let them use handout and colour material.
  15. 15. Activities for Kinaesthetic learners • Experiments • Field trips • Role-playing • Projects • Games • EPL/ Montessori exercises • Pocket activities in classroom
  16. 16. Pocket activities • Scribbling • Tracing • drawing • Letter number or word formation with bean/macoroni • Sand tray • Play dough • Painting • Collage work • Connecting dots • Origami • W. sheets • Modelling clay • Puzzles • Abacus,
  17. 17. Methodology • Meeting with the staff • Making them plan and implement pocket activities in their class • Collecting the data and analysing the findings • Evaluating the effectiveness of these activities
  18. 18. Observation tool format low Low medium medium Low high high Involvement and attention in activities comprehension Physical response Attitude and motivation

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