Sunday, June 6, 2010
Incorporate Multiple Intelligences into Education
Gardner's seven multiple intelligences theory claims that everyone has different strengths and their intelligence is made up of a mixture of the seven intelligences. As a teacher it is helpful to know what students' strengths are when planning lessons so that the lesson reaches the students in the best possible mode. Capitalizing on the multiple intelligences can be fun and make learning more meaningful. For example you can mix spatial and intrapersonal when you have students work in groups to create a physical representation of the content they are learning. Logical/mathematical and bodily/kinesthetic can be combined when you ask students to act out a math problem.