Supporting Children's Learning: A Guide for Teaching Assistants explains all the key ideas on how children learn and how best to support children in that learning. Covering all major themes, this book offers an introduction to main theories of learning and development from birth to primary including brain and emotional and social development; an introduction to what motivates learners to learn, and how much learners understand about how learning takes place; a glossary of terms; and case studies, research summaries and tasks for reflection.
Chapter 3: The Senses and Learning
The Senses and Learning
This chapter explores aspects of learning both to see and to hear, and considers kinaesthesia and learning. Whilst all the senses have a role to play in learning, think of the ways certain smells bring memories flooding back, or the way it feels to touch smooth velvet, or the pleasure of the perfect move in a favourite ball game. It is just that we seem to use our sight and hearing and kinaesthetics much more than the other senses. The questions explored in this chapter are:
- What is perception?
- What is involved in seeing and hearing?
- How are the senses used in learning? An introduction to VAK – which stands for visual learning, auditory learning and kinaesthetic learning – a teaching ...