Educational Kinesiology: Kinesthetic Learning: What is it?
Kinesiology is the study of human movement. It applies, of course, in many facets of health care and education.
Kinesthetic Learning is an educational method used to help students learn using a hands-on approach, but more importantly, to help them retain what they learn and use it competently in any circumstance where that knowledge applies.
To give you an example of Kinesthetic Learning consider the use of an abacus to teach Arithmetic.  The student is able to see and move the pieces and grasp the concepts of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division right before his eyes, using his hands to make the computations.
This is a new field of study and growing as Educators discover how the use of movement can assist a student in grasping complex concepts and ideas.
It has been said that more than 50% of today’s learners facing learning challenges, learn kinesthetically.   It can be very challenging for a student who requires real life application including movement, to sit in a classroom. Often these students are labeled with ADD.
Are you or do you know anyone who learns kinesthetically?