According to the theory of learning styles, students who have a predominantly kinaesthetic style are thought to be discovery learners: they have realization through doing, rather than thinking before initiating action. They may struggle to learn by reading or listening and unfortunately if they are part of a visual or auditory class, will struggle and be perceived to be academically weak. This is not the case. It is only that they learn through moving, doing and touching.
When learning, it helps for these students to move around; this increases the students' understanding, with learners generally getting better marks in exams when they can do so. Kinaesthetic learners usually succeed in activities such as chemistry experiments, sporting activities, art and acting; they also may listen to music while learning or studying. It is common for kinaesthetic learners to focus on two different things at the same time, remembering things in relation to what they were doing. They possess good eye-hand coordination. In kinaesthetic learning, learning occurs by the learner using their body to express a thought, an idea or a concept.