OUR SENSES & Learning – Others (#5)

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INFO : “To get the most out of Passive Tasks” and “To Maximize Studying”

: “TOUCH – the Science of Hand, Heart & Mind “~ David J. Linden

is both a symbol of knowledge, protection, and power,
AND a mathematical equation, fractions of a heqat, representing the six senses: Thought – 1/8 🌱 Hearing – 1/2 🌱 Sight – 1/4 🌱 Smell – 1/16 🌱 Touch – 1/64  🌱 Taste – 1/32. (MORE…..)

HAPTIC Learning
This style refers to the sense of touch or grasp. Such people generally have a great sense of haptic learningtouch, so they prefer to use a hands-on approach, which is essential to them. They need to touch & feel as many things as possible, so they can form a visual image of it, which helps them piece together information in a way they can easily understand.

They can often be found tinkering with things, & once they’ve taken the object apart, they now know how it works & can tell you what they learned. (Institute for Learning Styles Research, 2003)

People who prefer haptic learning enjoy art projects, tracing words or pictures, & often found doodling.
Those who combine haptic & visual styles learn best through a demonstration, followed by hands-on practice.

brain & wordsLANGUAGE
Learning hearing words spoken. These learners may vocalize or move their lips or throat while reading, especially when trying to understand new material. They can absorb & remember certain words or facts they could only have learned by hearing

Learning best from reading words in books, on the chalkboard, charts or workbooks. Learners may even write words down they hear spoken, absorbed by seeing them on paper. They remember & use information better which they’ve read

Auditory: Learning from hearing numbers & oral explanations. Learners can easily remember phone & locker numbers, are good at games, puzzles, ‘hear’ numbers & work problems in their head. They can do just as well without a math book, since written material is not as important.  Often say numbers to themselves & move their lips when reading a problem

Visual :
Learners need to see numbers – on the board, in a book or on paper – in order to work with them. They’re more likely to understand & then remember math facts if they’ve seen them, & don’t seem to need as much oral explanation. (MORE….)

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Germany: math through moving
The advantages of the multi-sensory approach are being championed at one pioneering school in Hamburg. Teachers combine movement, sights & sounds to help teach math & spelling. The method appears to have the desired effect, & the kids love it  (EuroNews)

India : Be curious
In New Delhi, Sugata Mitra devised experiments in learning, giving children access to the Internet, while providing support & encouraging them to explore & develop their ideas. With the freedom to be curious, the children began self-organizing their education, learning from & teaching each other

Italy : Get social
In the 1940s Loris Malaguzzi encouraged students to express themselves through various artistic outlets. And socialization was the most crucial. He believed that social interaction allowed education to flourish. He wrote that children have “a 100 languages, 100 hands, 100 thoughts, 100 ways of thinking.”

Scotland : Play more games
In an experiment, students in 16 schools got a brand new Nintendo DS. Each morning before traditional learning, they played brain training games. The Development Officer for the program said the results were astonishing. Students showed a “significant improvement” in mental math & concentration

Tunisia: Sound makes sense
Cognitive psychologist Dr Slim Masmoudi, believes sound can have a smell – for young learners. Applying a multi-sensory approach (memory, with perceptual & motor skills) at a kindergarten to awaken musical awareness, he helped children become sensitive to rhythms & sounds. This strategy enhances creative thinking (flexibility, fluency & originality), encouraging positive emotions & a strong motivation to learn

USA: room of relaxation
Children who have to stay in hospital for a long time face many challenges, including disruption to their emotional & educational development. At several locations in the US experts have created special ‘multi-sensory rooms’ where young patients can experience a range of exciting & fun activities. The aim is to put them at ease, since young minds develop better when relaxed. (“Multi-sensory Environments Benefits”)

NEXT: Other learning #5b

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