A Physically Active Role

These are our hands-on learners who lean best by pulling up their sleeves and "giving it a go". They learn best by doing, asking questions later.

They are called the active or tactile learners.

For these learners, it is not just about the touch and feel, they tend to use all, if not most of their senses.

These are the "can't sit still" learners. They struggle in the traditional classrooms and yearn for active engagement, performing best in learning activities such as sports and, home economics, lab experiments, crafts and the arts.

How Would You Answer These Questions?

I want to learn to do something new on a computer. I would:

  • - follow the diagrams in a book.
  • - start using it and learn by trial and error.
  • - talk with people who know about the program.
  • - read the written instructions that came with the program.

I want to assemble a wooden table that came in parts (kitset). I would learn best from:

  • - watching a video of a person assembling a similar table.
  • - written instructions that came with the parts for the table.
  • - diagrams showing each stage of the assembly.
  • - advice from someone who has done it before.

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Larry129 Premium
Cassi. Thank you! I have never given any thought to “what type of learner” I am. With your substantial amount of information you have presented here I can now say... I too am kinesthetic!!! Wooo-hop ! That’s some kind of miracle break through for me. I like that!

Thank you for sharing that with me.

May peace and prosperity drench you in a waterfall of excruciating bliss!!

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You are very welcome, Larry.

Now that you do know, it will make it easier to digest information and get ahead with your learning and development.

Thank you for your feedback.

Keny44 Premium
Great details you've got here. Well-done Cassi.

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Thank you very much, Keny.
richardgb Premium
Thank you Cassi for a post on a fascinating and far from simplistic subject. I say this because the sense preferences that we use for learning are a reflection of the senses we tend to use for communicating internally with ourselves (thinking) and externally, with other people. Understanding our own. and especially other people’s use of senses is a key to excellent communications.
Does that make sense to you?
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It certainly does, Richard, and I agree totally.

This is an important aspect of communication, for the sender and the receiver.

Thank you for reading the tutorial and for your insightful feedback.
wesley26 Premium
Wonderful and well written post! I’m sharing this on my Facebook account! It’s super perfect!! Thanks a bunch Cassi
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That is very kind of you, Augustine.
I am very happy that you find the tutorial beneficial.

Thank you.
OCH3943 Premium Plus
Great perspective that we should apply each style of learning in our blog post!
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Thank you, Richard.