Disadvantages Of Kinesthetic Teaching

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Kinesthetic Learning You are sitting in a too-small desk as the teacher drones on about some useless subject that you care nothing about. Bright sterile lights shine in your eyes as you try not to fall asleep. You have been sitting in the same seat for almost two hours and are bored out of your mind. Students face this situation on a day-to-day bases. Students are not learning as much as they should, and teachers are frustrated at trying to keep their student’s attention. In the modern world where every student has a smartphone and alarmingly short attention spans, teachers often struggle to keep the class interested. This is not the teacher’s fault or even the student’s. Students learn differently than they did ten or even fifteen years ago, …show more content…
Indeed, another way to solve this problem is to use kinesthetic teaching methods in the classroom. Kinesthetic teaching methods are allowing students to learn by movement and activity. This may mean dancing to the definitions of vocabulary words, acting out the text of a book, or something as simple as doing homework in a group or walking to the front of the room to solve a math problem on the board. Think about a science class. What do you remember more: when the teacher lectured about a subject or when you got to experiment and learn for yourself through guided dissections or controlled experiments? The physical experiments are what most people remember after leaving the class. Although many of the lectures have disappeared from the memory, the physical, hands-on parts of the class have left their …show more content…
In high school hands-on projects can be used in much the same way as science experiments. Doing their own research and presenting it to the class allows the students to begin to take responsibility for their education. This self-learning is often more easily remembered than a boring lecture. Being responsible for their own learning also prepares students for college where they will be solely responsible for their education. These projects do take more time both on the student’s and teacher’s side, but if they allow for better learning and more prepared students, are they not worth the extra

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