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Using All 8 Senses in Learning

Most people involved in learning facilitation know about sensory preferences used when communicating with others and the standard VAK – Visual, Auditory, Kinaesthetic is regularly rolled out for discussion.

We have, of course, 5 senses through which we gain input – sight, sound, touch, smell and taste – but at Matrix FortyTwo we believe that 3 others should be considered by Learning Facilitators to get the best out of learning events.

Sixth sense is associated with psychic ability, which few of us have access to, but it is also known as Extra-Sensory Perception (ESP).  Defined by the fact that we do not appear to gain information from any of our known senses but that we ‘just know it’ we might also call it ‘Intuition’.  A very valuable tool for Learning Facilitators, intuition is called upon when you ‘just know’ that something is wrong (or right) with a learner or a group of learners.  It guides you towards something that you can then use your other senses to validate.

But that’s only part of the story.  There are two other senses that are available to us – one that should ALWAYS be at the forefront of what we do and one that should ALWAYS be avoided.

Click the links below for the next two blogs to find out what they are and how they impact learning facilitation.  By the way, if you are already an ELF (Excellent Learning Facilitator) you know how important they are.

The 7th Sense

The 8th Sense

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