Key Stage 1- Interest Centres providing opporunit t expl e t ies o or mulipl int l t e eligences Linguistic Logical Spatial Musical Naturalist Bodily Kinesthetic Inter Personal Intra Personal
Purpose D r. Howard Gard ner’s theory of M ultiple Intel ligences believes that it is im portant to encourage child ren to explore and exercise all of their intelligences. Provid ing a learning environm ent for the stud ent to explore and exercise all the intell igences helps the teacher id entify strengths and proclivities of the stud ents for a certain intel ligence
Verbal/ linguistic Intelligence Involves read ing, writing, speaking and conversing in one’s own or foreign languages. Exercise through read ing interesting books, pl aying word board gam es Listening to record ings Participating in conversation and d iscussions
Logical and Mathematical Intelligence• Involves num ber and com puting skill s• Recognizing patterns and relationships• Problem sol ving using logic• C lassifying and sequencing• Playing num ber and logic gam es• Solving puzzles
Visual / Spatial Intelligence• Involves visual perception of the environm ent.• The ability to create and m anipulate m ental im ages.• O rientation of the bod y in space.• Sharpening observation skill s• Solving m azes
Bodily Kinesthetic Intelligence• Involves physical coord ination and d exterity• Using fine and gross m otor skills• Expressing onesel through f physical activities• D ancing• Playing various active sports and gam es• Participating in fantasy or m ake- bel ieve play
Musical intelligence Involves und erstand ing and expressing onesel through f m usic and rhythm ic m ovem ents C om posing, playing or cond ucting m usic Listening to a variety of record ings Engaging in rhythm ic gam es and activities Singing, d ancing and /or playing various m usical instrum ents
Naturalist Intelligence Involves und erstand ing the natural worl of plants and d anim als Noticing the characteristics C ategorizing them Involves keen observation Exercised by expl oring nature, m aking col lections of obj ects, stud ying them and grouping them
Process : The teachers with the incl ination toward s an inteligence select to be in that l particul interest center – C hoice and voice for teachers too!! ar The centers work once a week for 2 hour period . The stud ents are engaged in activity of each center for a m onth The centers have vertical grouping system – opportunity for interpersonal and intrapersonal intel ligence The teacher observes and record s stud ent interest in al the sessions and at l the end of 4 sessions provid es with the inferences and strategies to enable each stud ent in their interest area The l m onth is based on the stud ent choice and incl ast ination – choice and voice The strategies are appl by the grad e teacher to enhance and enabl the ied e stud ents in various inteligences l
For the Teacher : Stud ent inclination toward s an intelligence is visible and built on Plan for the d ifferent languages of learning within the classroom by the grad e teacher based on the strategies provid ed by the interest center teacher Plan in the interest center for opportunities to provid e expert intervention and build background knowled ge through visits
For the Student : O pportunities to explore the d ifferent intelligences D evel an inclination toward s one or m ore op intelligences Becom e aware of the d ifferent languages to showcase their und erstand ing. Apply the und erstand ing of the d ifferent languages of learning in their presentations
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