Thesis Title

Identifying Student Learning Styles Using the Movement Aspects of Wetzig Coordination Patterns

Graduation Date

Spring 2005

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Document Form

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Degree Name

Master of Science

Program Name

Education

Abstract

This study is an examination of the movement aspects of Wetzig Coordination Patterns (CP) as described by Elizabeth M. Wetzig and relating it to the identification of children’s learning styles as seen through that movement.

Movement can be used to determine the learning style in which a child is presently functioning. Just as the brush stroke can reveal different styles of painting, so can the movement of students reveal their primary style of learning.

Movement is a simple tool that provides a lot of information. Until now movement has not been looked at as a factor in learning styles or adequately used in the classroom. This study proposes that a better understanding of movement is an entry into the understanding of a child’s brain process. There is a connection between movement and mental processing and you can help a child develop more deeply as a learner by understanding this relationship. Having a basic understanding of the Coordination Patterns and their association with learning styles will enable teachers to more fully engage each student in the learning process.

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