Tips for: Kinetic learners

Kinetic learners are most comfortable when they are trying things out. If you are a kinetic learner you are likely to be hands-on, someone who prefers to touch, move, build or draw what you learn, and you tend to learn better
when some type of physical activity is involved. If you are not yet sure what sort of learner you are then try out our Discover Your Learning Style quiz.

You should try to keep active and take frequent breaks. Taking things apart and putting back them together could be a great way for you to learn how they work. Try creating models or conducting experiments to understand concepts that you are struggling with.

Practical classes, like working in a studio creating models, or conducting experiments in a laboratory are some of the things you might be looking forward to in higher education. Though you shouldn't think of this as all of your options kinetic learners might want to consider studying  subjects like Drama, Sports, Science, Engineering and Arts.

Read our five tips for kinetic learners to turbo-charge their study sessions:


Try to find other tactile learners to study with, trying things out as a group can be useful


For subjects like biology using models that you can pick up, take apart, and move around will help you understand how things function


Take regular breaks and don’t be afraid to move around whilst you study


Writing out your notes on the computer, then copy and paste to re-arrange as you re-read


Get hands on as much as possible, try different things out until you get them right