Thursday, November 11, 2010

Kinesthetic learning preference

Although methodologically suspect, this study does reveal a kinesthetic (not haptic, per se, but leaning in the right direction) learning preference in Malaysian EFL learners and has a useful literature review. There are numerous studies supporting the efficacy of kinesthetic-oriented instruction and learner preference for kinesthetic learning styles. In many instances, in general usage in the field, however, the terms, kinesthetic, tactile and haptic are used interchangeably. There are, as far as I am aware, no published studies in the ESL/EFL literature on strictly haptic-oriented methods or techniques.

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