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  • Multiple Intelligences Presentation For Parents

    1. 1. Understanding your Child’s Multiple Intelligences Annette Nelwan Learning Support Unit
    2. 2. Session Objectives <ul><li>To introduce the principles of multiple intelligence theory. </li></ul><ul><li>To understand the different types of intelligences. </li></ul><ul><li>To look at useful strategies to tap into your child’s strengths. </li></ul><ul><li>(No need to take notes!) </li></ul>
    3. 3. The Theory of Multiple Intelligence <ul><li>See clip </li></ul>
    4. 4. The 8 Intelligences
    5. 5. What are your intelligences?
    6. 6. How is this relevant for your child? <ul><li>‘ It’s the process of learning that gets stored, not only the content’ Gardener (2009). </li></ul><ul><li>As teachers and parents we need to understand how children learn best to overcome learning obstacles and make learning more accessible, enjoyable and meaningful. </li></ul><ul><li>Research shows if children enjoy what they are learning, and can relate to it in a personal way, they are more likely to retain it. </li></ul>
    7. 7. The intelligences and their related learning strategies
    8. 8. A Kinesthetic Learner <ul><li>This area has to do with bodily movement and physiology. </li></ul><ul><li>These children enjoy getting up and moving around into the learning experience, and are generally good at physical activities such as sports or dance. </li></ul><ul><li>They enjoy acting or performing, and in general they are good at building and making things. </li></ul><ul><li>They often learn best by doing something physically, rather than reading or hearing about it and have what might be termed muscle memory - they remember things through their body such as verbal memory or images. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Kinesthetic Strategies <ul><li>Virtual reality software </li></ul><ul><li>Competitive and cooperative games </li></ul><ul><li>Tactile materials & experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Manipulative activities, ‘hands-on-thinking’ and crafts </li></ul><ul><li>Physical awareness exercises, activities, mime and creative movement </li></ul><ul><li>Cooking, gardening, and other “messy” activities </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. A child who struggles with spelling but has kinesthetic intelligence could write their spellings in shaving foam or make word out of homemade clay, bake it and paint it! </li></ul>
    10. 10. An Interpersonal Learner <ul><li>This area has to do with interaction with others. </li></ul><ul><li>These children often tend to be extrovert. </li></ul><ul><li>They are sensitive to others' moods, feelings, temperaments and motivations. </li></ul><ul><li>Often show good cooperation skills, can communicate effectively and empathize easily with others. </li></ul><ul><li>They typically learn best by working with others and often enjoy discussion and debate. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Interpersonal Strategies <ul><li>Interpersonal interaction & group work </li></ul><ul><li>Board games </li></ul><ul><li>Simulations </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive software </li></ul><ul><li>Community involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-age & peer teaching and sharing. </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. A child who struggles with spelling but has interpersonal intelligence could brainstorm with mum or dad words that are in the same family, play a spelling board game or try and teach a younger brother or sister how to write these words. </li></ul>
    12. 12. A Verbal-Linguistic Learner <ul><li>This area has to do with words, spoken or written. </li></ul><ul><li>These children often display an ability with words and languages, reading, writing, telling stories and memorizing words along with dates. </li></ul><ul><li>They often learn best through reading, taking notes, listening, discussing and debating. </li></ul><ul><li>Also frequently skilled at explaining, teaching and persuasive speaking. </li></ul><ul><li>Often learn foreign languages very easily as they have high verbal memory and recall, and an ability to understand and manipulate syntax and structure. </li></ul>
    13. 13. Verbal-Linguistic Strategies <ul><li>Storytelling, show and tell & word games. </li></ul><ul><li>Talking books, software & word processing and publishing (creating newspapers) </li></ul><ul><li>Debating, brainstorming, speeches & discussing </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. A child who struggles with science concepts, but has verbal-linguistic intelligence could write a story, personifying the objects. </li></ul><ul><li>For example: The little seed. (Lifecycles) </li></ul>One day there was a baby seed called Cedrick. He felt very cold so the gardener buried him in the soil. Now he was nice and warm, he had lots of water, the sun shone all day and he grew a root. After a few more days, Cedrick grew a shoot etc…
    14. 14. A Naturalistic Learner <ul><li>This area has to do with nature, nurturing and relating information to one's natural surroundings. </li></ul><ul><li>These children often have a greater sensitivity to nature and their place within it, the ability to nurture and grow things, and greater ease in caring for, taming and interacting with animals. </li></ul><ul><li>They may also be able to perceive changes in the weather or similar fluctuations in their natural surroundings. </li></ul><ul><li>They are also good at recognizing and classifying different species. </li></ul><ul><li>They often need to connect a new experience with prior knowledge to truly learn something new. </li></ul>
    15. 15. Naturalistic Strategies <ul><li>Use the garden as a stimulus </li></ul><ul><li>Nature study tools (binoculars, telescope etc..) </li></ul><ul><li>Aquariums, terrariums, and other portable ecosystems </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. A child who struggles with number bonds could plant some seeds and add the little shoots together, example 3 + 3 = 6 </li></ul>
    16. 16. An Intrapersonal Learner: <ul><li>This area has to do with introspective and self-reflective capacities. </li></ul><ul><li>Children who are strongest in this intelligence are typically introverts and prefer to work alone. </li></ul><ul><li>They are usually highly self-aware and capable of understanding their own emotions, goals and motivations. </li></ul><ul><li>They learn best when allowed to concentrate on the subject by themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>There is often a high level of perfectionism associated with this intelligence. </li></ul>
    17. 17. Intrapersonal Strategies: <ul><li>Independent study, individualized projects and games </li></ul><ul><li>Journal keeping </li></ul><ul><li>Self-esteem activities </li></ul><ul><li>Goal-setting sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Interest centres or corners </li></ul><ul><li>Self-teaching programmed instruction </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. a child who struggles with interpersonal intelligence, but has intrapersonal intelligence could play self-esteem activities at home or keep a journal of their feelings. </li></ul>
    18. 18. A Musical Learner <ul><li>This area has to do with rhythm, music, and hearing. </li></ul><ul><li>Children who have a high level of musical-rhythmic intelligence display greater sensitivity to sounds, rhythms, tones and music. </li></ul><ul><li>They normally have good pitch and may even have absolute pitch, and are able to sing, play musical instruments, and compose music. </li></ul><ul><li>Since there is a strong auditory component to this intelligence, those who are strongest in it may learn best via listening. </li></ul><ul><li>In addition, these children will often use songs or rhythms to learn and memorise information, and may work best with music playing in the background. </li></ul>
    19. 19. Musical Strategies <ul><li>Use rhythms, songs, raps, and chants to aid memory </li></ul><ul><li>Use background music or mood music to concentrate </li></ul><ul><li>Link tunes or instruments with concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Music software </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. a child who struggles with times tables but has musical intelligence could sing a table to the tune of their favourite pop song. </li></ul>
    20. 20. A Visual-Spatial Learner <ul><li>This area has to do with vision and spatial judgment. </li></ul><ul><li>Children with strong visual-spatial intelligence are typically very good at visualizing and mentally manipulating objects, and proficient at solving puzzles. </li></ul><ul><li>They have a strong visual memory and are often artistically inclined. </li></ul><ul><li>Those with visual-spatial intelligence also generally have a very good sense of direction and may also have very good hand-eye coordination. </li></ul><ul><li>There appears to be a high correlation between spatial and mathematical abilities. </li></ul>
    21. 21. Visual-Spatial Strategies <ul><li>Charts, graphs, diagrams, maps and mind maps </li></ul><ul><li>Photography, videos, slides, and movies </li></ul><ul><li>Picture metaphors, idea sketching and colour cues </li></ul><ul><li>Painting, collage, and other visual arts </li></ul><ul><li>Computer assisted graphics and design software (E.g.. Tiny Art) </li></ul><ul><li>Visual puzzles, mazes and thinking exercises </li></ul><ul><li>Imaginative storytelling and picture literacy experiences </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. A child who struggles with science concepts but has special intelligence could use a mind map to clarify ideas. </li></ul>
    22. 22. A Logical-Mathematical Learner <ul><li>This area has to do with logic, abstractions, reasoning, and numbers. </li></ul><ul><li>It correlates strongly with traditional concepts of &quot;intelligence&quot; or IQ, </li></ul><ul><li>These children often have an ability to use numbers effectively, as well as being apt at reasoning. </li></ul>
    23. 23. Logical-Mathematical Strategies: <ul><li>Creating codes </li></ul><ul><li>Practical demonstrations </li></ul><ul><li>Socratic questioning </li></ul><ul><li>Logical problem-solving exercises </li></ul><ul><li>Classifications and categorizations </li></ul><ul><li>Logic puzzles and games </li></ul><ul><li>Quantifications and calculations </li></ul><ul><li>Logical-sequential presentation of subject matter </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. A child who struggles with linguistic intelligence, but has logical intelligence could learn new vocabulary or spellings through making crossword puzzles. </li></ul>
    24. 24. Let’s play a game!
    25. 25. Thank You The take-away questionnaire will help you determine the intelligence strengths and weaknesses of your child and what kind of learner they are.