Development and evaluation of online approaches for improved kinaesthetic learning in science

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Scanlan, Anna M.
Kennedy, Declan
McCarthy, Tommie V.
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Universitat Politecnica de Valencia
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Kinaesthetic learning is expressed when physical actions are used to connect concept development to reality, for example through model building, trial and error practice, or role-play interactions. Learning through a kinaesthetic modality is highly effective and complementary to other learning modalities. Recent advances in gamification for education have increased access to science simulations and learning online. However, the transfer of offline kinaesthetic techniques to online learning remains under-researched and poorly implemented on affordable, scalable platforms. Here we describe an accessible approach for educators on how to incorporate online kinaesthetic aspects into lessons through use of a scalable and affordable framework developed called the ‘Kinaesthetic Learning System’ (KLS). This framework should be of particular use for learning complex molecular life science topics but can be adapted and modified independently by the educator to address different knowledge levels and for expansion to other disciplines.
Kinaesthetic , e-learning , Education , Online-learning , Biochemistry , Life science
Scanlan, A.M., Kennedy, D. and McCarthy, T.V. (2021) ‘Development and evaluation of online approaches for improved kinaesthetic learning in science’, in 7th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd’21). Universitat Politècnica de València., 22 – 23 June, pp. 153-161.
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