Is this you?
Have you ever found that you can think clearly when you are exercising or doing something like going for a walk?
Do you often find yourself getting up from your desk just to move around?
Do you enjoy physical activities like sports and making things with your hands? If so, then you have a tendency toward the physical learning style.
It may be that you like doing detailed tasks with your hands such as sewing or carving.
You may enjoy "getting your hands dirty" with manual labor like gardening.
Or it could be that you seem to have a strong sense of feel to notice differences in textures or fabric.
You could be the type of person who seems to "talk with their hands." As a child you may have been inclined to take your toys apart just to see how they worked.
A person with a physical learning style may often say these phrases:
Implications for learning
Do you feel trapped in the classroom? Just listening to someone else talk does not appeal to them. They feel the desire to "get up and move around."
When you are in class it should help if you are active with taking notes.
The act of taking notes will keep your hands and mind busy.
As things are being described try to imagine what they would feel like if you were actively doing them.
For example, if you are studying about forests try to imagine going on a hike. Think about the sensations of walking up a steep hill. Imagine how tired your legs and feet would feel. Identify what sounds you might hear and the smells you might encounter.
As you are preparing your materials for revision, use physical objects as much as possible.
This may be in the form of flash cards for math or manipulatives to help you organize mathematical concepts. If you are studying a subject like biology, as much as possible try to actually hold, touch, and feel the objects being studied.
Experiential learning is when you get out of the classroom or away from the computer and actually "experience" what you are studying. Reflect on your elementary learning experiences. It may be that you recall the "field trips" as much as any other learning strategies.
If possible, you may also find it useful to do role playing to "act out" the concepts that you are studying.
http://www.phoenix.edu/cmp/education-nation/online-assessment/physical.html (Accessed 19 Mar 2013)