The kinest©sico learning (also known as kinesthetic) is based mainly on the experimentation with our body. One is a learning style that can be slower, nevertheless, the knowledge usually are more solid and last more in the time.


As professors, we know that the learning is exciting, is a sign of our intelligence, which really does humans to us. The mental processes are to day of still today a mystery, nevertheless we know, thanks to the multiple investigations and advances in the matter, that we own diverse ways and styles of learning.

We could differentiate 3 great groups at the time of learning, the line of vision, auditory and the kinest©sico. This last one is a learning style that acts mainly in the experimentation of the person. We are going to know detail yet what is the kinest©sico learning.

What is the kinest©sico learning?

The learning processes are very varied, many think that our learnings arrive to us mainly by the eyes and by the ears (visual learning and auditory learning) and this is not thus, our body own muscular memory, are able to act by means of memories, experiences and even unconscious stimuli.

For example, if we rose in a bicycle surely we fall for the first time, but we continued raising, little by little we will see that our body is adapted and is learning to move with the bicycle without falling. This is the kinest©sico learning. To write in a keyboard would be also a good example where we can write without looking at the keys.

€œThe people who use the kinest©sico learning learn more with the experimentation, feel the learning as something participating, need to feel with their body to learn€

Those that have as predominant east type of learning does not mean that he is exclusive and which other styles are not used, many people use this style as predominant but also (sometimes to a lesser extent) they use the other systems, the line of vision and the auditory one.

Characteristics of the kinest©sico or kinesthetic learning

The kinest©sico learning is slower than the line of vision and the auditory one. With other styles we can learn one long list of numbers and words, but in a few days we will possibly have forgotten them. The kinest©sico learning nevertheless remains engraving at a much more deep level, causing that is difficult that it forgets or is disturbed, being in some cases for all the life.

The people with a development of the style of kinest©sico learning they likes to touch it everything, usually express their emotions with movements. Usually they are anxious people, when they read move constantly and sometimes she costs to them to concentrate itself in her task. They need to feel involved in which they are learning, if the theory is very ample costs to them more of the normal thing and usually they get tired before. Soon the boredom on a matter usually is predominant in this style.

The kinest©sico learning is the typical one of the laboratories, where we can prove by means of test and error multitude of situations, something that the student kinest©sicos value and much. We were before a learning style that does not occur the weight him that would be due to give in the schellostic centers. Tenth this because to this type of students who have a kinest©sico preferred style not it deals with to them an egalitarian way, at the moment exists a greater inclination on the styles visual and auditory.

Some students with the kinest©sico learning very developed can seem that they have some upheaval of hyperactivity, nevertheless in many cases this is not thus, simply his attitude before the learning is more inclined towards the physical part. Their movements are an extension of their creative thoughts, need to express themselves of corporal form.

Neuroscience and kinest©sico learning

But, what says science to us on the kinest©sico learning? At the moment much debate exists on the matter, the study of the learning is more and more deep and more details are known how the humans we processed the information. Really exist 3 do models of learning? Many studies affirm that this is not absolutely certain.

The human being has had to adapt to multitude of difficult, abstract situations and until dangerous since he began in the caverns to survive in the world. It is for that reason that when we tried to explain this enormous world of the learning, we are before factors that do not explain because some people learn of a certain way and others to us of others.

Science does not explain rather with exactitude that really exists three great systems of learning, what would adapt more would be that each sense needs an opportunity, some stimuli and a specific development. Obvious also it depends on the capacities of each person.

Many experts tell us that we would have to mainly develop the process of learning of kinest©sicas people with kinest©sicas techniques. The neuroscience nevertheless, does not say this to us. A human being can have developed a kinest©sica capacity for certain situations and he does not stop others, but mainly we must €œwake up€ our senses thus to be able to have more and better styles of learning.

She is for that reason that science which recommends to us is that each case is a separate study, and therefore each person increases her possibilities of learning.

For example, a pianist that it has developed his kinest©sico style, will be recommended to him that pass directly to the practice. Nevertheless, each case will have to be studied separate, because although a person can have a developed kinest©sica capacity, could also develop a style of visual and/or auditory learning.


We have dedicated our effort in setting out our ideas and experiences mainly, but in addition we have compiled information of:

Hunt (1979), in Chevrier.

Styles of learning. Article of the UNED that speaks to us of the different styles from learning. An article of great interest that we recommended and of forced reading, very interesting and that will provide a vision of the most objective learning.

Dunn, R., Dunn, K. And Price (1985) Learning Style Inventory Article related to the learning, generally recommendable its reading.

Keefe James (1988) Learning Profiles of Learning: examiner manual. A very interesting document that approaches us the world of the learning, and to the world of education generally.

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