According to Education Planner, students are dominant in one of three learning styles: auditory, tactile, or visual.
This closely aligns with Neil Fleming's VARK (Visual, Auditory, Reading/Writing, & Kinesthetic) theory of learning preferences.
When you are a tactile learner, simply seeing notes on a board or listening to a lecture does not help you retain a majority of the information. However when becoming actively engaged with the material in a hands-on fashion, concepts are better absorbed.
One way tactile learners retain information is through taking active notes and working out problems on paper.
Yet, with all the waste we make doing math problems or rewriting our short answers for homework, wouldn't it be nice to have a portable, eco-friendly, waste-free place to write without contributing to landfills?
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The Science of Tactile Learning
Being dominantly tactile-kinesthetic means that you are a "hands-on" learner. These students are often athletically gifted and have trouble sitting still without engaging with something physically.
Often tactile-dominant students need to take continuous notes or doodle in order to stay seated comfortably in class.
When a tactile learner repeats and practices a concept in writing, their muscles actively engage with their brain to help knowledge retention. In fact, tactile learners need to write often in class because being physically involved with their study is ingrained in their nature.
Notes help them understand what the teacher has taught, becoming a powerful study aid.
How Wipebooks Aid Tactile Learners
Tactile learners typically use a lot of paper when studying.
Because they need to interact physically with the material to help the concepts "stick" in their mind, there is often a need for repetitive writing and drills.
They also memorize material better when they hold a writing utensil while learning.
Over time, this type of studying can lead to many full wastebaskets!
Educators have suggested measures to help these students study without generating too much waste.
For example, Education Planner affirms that tactile learners can boost their spelling abilities by "finger spelling": drawing the letters out imaginarily on a table. This method, which intends to save paper, is noble but has a drawback: the student doesn't have a record of the work she did.
Now, imagine the potential Wipebooks, whiteboards, and other student whiteboard notebooks have as a platform for endless, waste-free spelling practice that also gives the student an opportunity to review his work!
With a reusable surfaces there is no need to use a stack of paper to practice lengthy geometry proofs, short essays, or to perfect one's spelling.
All you need for a great study session is one environmentally conscious whiteboard notebook and a semi-permanent lumocolor pen.
Kinesthetic or tactile learners will especially love the limitless writing potential Wipebooks offer that will help them synthesize their favorite subjects in the way they learn the best.
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