HomeUE Research Bulletinvol. 14 no. 1 (2012)

The Effectiveness of ViAKiT (Visual-Auditory-Kinesthetic-Tactile) as a Teaching Strategy for Human Anatomy and Physiology

Clarissa P. Floresca

Discipline: Health



Over the years, teaching strategies have been improved in order to deal with learning difficulties of students. Traditionally, learning mostly involves the use of external senses, primarily visual and auditory (VA), as two senses stimulated by most classroom-based teaching strategies. However, aside from these two external senses, stimulating the learner’s kinesthetic (motion) and tactile (touch) senses might be more efficient in overcoming learning difficulties. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of a visual-auditorykinesthetic- tactile (ViAKiT) teaching strategy on the academic performance of some late stage adolescent students in a science course. Pre-test and post-test scores of the subjects were analyzed using Univariate Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) and T-test for paired samples. Based on the results, it can be inferred that although ViAKiT can be used as an alternative teaching strategy in adolescent students taking Human Anatomy and Physiology, it is not necessarily better than the traditional visual-auditory method.