While reading about how our senses affect our perceptions, I was surprised to discover how our perception is based off of several senses. I always thought of the five senses; touch, taste, seeing, hearing and smell as separate departments. I now see our senses are each component of a single working machine called perception. The difference multisensory perceptions can be seen in how our children learn in school. I have heard many times that there are four primary types of learning, auditory, visual, kinesthetic and reading and writing. This resulted in me into reading an interesting article on how a child can fall into more than one type of learning. This multisensory teaching technique can help a child learn through use of multiple senses. For example, a child can be both an auditory and kinesthetic learner.
I thought the article you posted was interesting and relevant in terms of child education. A multisensory teaching technique would be much more stimulating and positive, compared to most current classroom settings. Understanding how the brain works and taking advantage of its integrated nature is an important step in educating children that learn differently and have different needs.ReplyDelete