Students with a tactile, kinesthetic learning style want to use their hands while they're learning. They want to touch the clay, work the machine, feel the material, whatever it is.
Bodily-kinesthetic intelligence is one of Howard Gardner's nine multiple intelligences.This intelligence involves how well an individual controls her body in terms of physical activity and/or fine motor skills. People who excel in this intelligence typically learn best by doing something physically as opposed to just reading and answering questions.
Proprioception (/ ˌ p r oʊ p r i oʊ ˈ s ɛ p ʃ ən, -p r i ə-/ PROH-pree-o-SEP-shən), also referred to as kinaesthesia (or kinesthesia, in American English), is the sense of self-movement and body position. It is sometimes described as the "sixth sense". Proprioception is mediated by proprioceptors, mechanosensory neurons located within muscles, tendons, and joints.