Photos of different senses

 

Multi-sensory Approach

Multi-sensory teaching methods have already been used in schools for many years, we intend to enhance these approaches to help children learn even more effectively.

  • VISUAL – Depth, Colour, Intensity
  • AUDIO – Volume, Tone, Direction
  • TASTE – Different, Strong
  • EMOTION – Strong or Mixed
  • SMELL – Unexpected, Strong
  • TACTILE – Texture + Temperature
  • MOTION – Self movement or Item movement
  • TEMPERATURE – High or Low

 

It has been proven over many years that using multi-sensory methods help children retain information better, but this has generally been through combining 2 or 3 senses together.

In life we are using all of our senses, all of the time, but when it comes to learning you are often reading text or looking at pictures. The SMILE room is designed to engage a wider range of senses all at the same time, not only for environments and scenarios but for everyday language and mathematic skills.

Imagine having a maths lesson explaining 3D shapes like pyramids, but you are looking at a 2 dimensional screen or a line drawing in a book. These concepts are more difficult to understand and learn. Now you use the SMILE room, you can see these shapes in 3D and move and rotate them using your own body through Kinetics for Windows. These extra senses help the child to remember what they are learning through the weighted memory theory (as explained on the about page), and through interaction.

 

 


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