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Old 10-19-2005, 03:33 AM   #10
Dojo: Ki dojo
Location: Ljubljana
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 102
Re: Kinesthetic Learning

10 years of experience with dancing has proven to be most helpful on the tatami. Dancing in a group tends to give one a better sense of rhythm, feet positioning, directions, and an awareness of space around you. Learning to dance, you are compelled to use all three aspects of the learning process - audible as the teacher first explains the movement in words, visual as he/she shows it and kinesthetic as you try to imitate it.

Personally I couldn't decide what aspect I am most comfortable with. When I study it's mostly visual material so I have to "take it in" visually - sometimes it helps also to vocalize certain terms, sentences, formulas etc. When learning new songs it's the audible aspect that's in charge, if there are notes to the music, you percieve them visually and sometimes you clap along to get the sense of rhythm and tempo.
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