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About tactual resources / Lena Boström 2009-02-15

What is Tactual Resources?

Tactual Resources include methods, learning aids and strategies to learn, when the hands are active. They are also called “hands-on-learning”. There are many old reliable tactual resources such as Cards, Electro Boards, Puzzles, Table Games and Wrap-ups. The hands must be involved in the learning activity in order to improve learning - concerning short- and long-range memory, attitudes towards the subject and behaviour. There is convincing evidence within research that these resources are favourable for many students (see above). Many researcher claims that the human potential is immense and the wish to succeed and develop are great. To increase learning an optimal environment, and to let student use their individual strengths is necessary.

Why Tactual Resources?

For people not acquainted with the Learning Style Theory it is important to bring order into why tactual resources are needed and what tactual learning is. Let us start from the beginning: The Dunn & Dunn Learning Style Model consists of four perceptual strengths: the visual, the auditory, the tactual and the kinesthetic. Students who do well in school prefer to learn with their eyes (visual) or by hearing (auditory). This is however only a smaller part of the students. Many of them learn best tactual (with their hands involved) or kinestethetic (with the whole body involved). This is a huge challenge for all pedagogues and leaders because there is a great need for resources for those who don’t learn best through lectures, to listen and talk or from books. These teaching strategies are not adapted to some learning style characteristics and therefore it is likely that the students will learn less, or not at all. Teaching should be adapted to the students’ way of learning.

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