Kinesthetic Learning

Kinesthetic learning occurs as a result of exploring and discovering through movement. Also known as learning-by-doing, kinesthetic learning involves the whole body in gaining knowledge and skills both within and outside of the psychomotor domain. Kinesthetic learning is often misrepresented as tactile or hands-on learning; however, it requires a total body approach to be most effective. For example, someone learning to throw a ball should actually practice throwing for maximal force rather than walking through a slow-motion version of the skill. This entry discusses the two main ways of assessing kinesthetic learning: process measures and product measures. Examples of each assessment type are provided, supplemented by optimal strategies for teaching kinesthetic learners.

Assessment of Kinesthetic Learning

Process-Based Measures

Process-based measures look at how a performer engages in a ...

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