Catalog Description: Examination, application, and analysis of the methods and benefits of the kinesthetic teaching style; including educational theory, purpose, and practice. Students will conduct research projects that involve designing, developing, and implementing psychomotor, cognitive, and affective skill building lesson plans using kinesthetic methods. Attending a live dance performance is required. Offered annually.
Course Overview: This is a research course with a service learning component. The class format includes lecture and discussion, reading the text and recommended handouts, viewing videos, studio work, and practical experiences at the college and in community settings in the form of service learning projects.
Learning Outcomes for this Course: On completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Analyze the kinesthetic learning literature for structure, credibility, and its practical application in the field
  • Examine the relationship between kinesthetic learning and psychomotor, cognitive, and affective skill building
  • Analyze live dance and theater, articulating purposes and processes as they relate to cognitive and affective subject area
  • Create, analyze, and defend a teaching style based upon a strong working knowledge of the methods and materials of kinesthetic design Service Learning Outcomes: On completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Understand their service experiences in the context of the underlying societal issues being addressed
  • Transfer knowledge and skills from the curriculum to the service project
  • Value the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of those offering and receiving services
  • Explore community problems and solutions; collaboratively develop and implement lesson plans to meet goals
See below for full syllabus: Kinesthetic Learning SL - Buffalo State College 2016