College of Arts and Sciences; School of Education
kinesthetic learning, differentiation activities, learning needs, English education, active learning
Curriculum and Instruction | Secondary Education
Crandall, Emma, "The Importance and Implementation of Kinesthetic Learning in the English Classroom" (2022). Senior Honors Theses. 1250.
This paper examines different educators’ and researchers’ activities for kinesthetic learners and discusses how they can be applied to the English classroom in literature, writing, and language. The first section delves into the difficulty associated with but ultimate importance of including kinesthetic learning activities for both kinesthetic and non-kinesthetic learners due to the benefits of active learning. Subsequently, it looks for synthesis between different types of kinesthetic activities, dividing them into the categories of manipulatives, commonly accepted classroom activities with kinesthetic add-ons, and kinesthetic-centered activities. The ways each activity can be used, including its benefits and disadvantages, are discussed, and various principles of including kinesthetic differentiation are extrapolated for future consideration.