Multiple Intelligences

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Multiple Intelligences

  1. 1. MULTIPLEINTELLIGENCES Practice II - UNLPam Student-teachers: Martin, Melisa Paci, Ma. Belén
  2. 2. “MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES MODEL”•Based on the work of Howard Gardner (1993).•Characterizes the ways in which learners are unique (dealing with learner differences).•Challenges traditional IQ tests.
  3. 3. STUDENTS HAVE DIFFERENT STRENGTHS* data-gatherers: fluent but accurate* rule-formers: more accurate but often speak haltingly.Hatch (1974) distinguishes between learners who are:
  4. 4. HOWARD GARDNER (1983)"...teachers who recognize the Multiple Intelligences of their students acknowledge that students bringwith them specific and unique strengths, which are often not taken into account in classroomsituations..."
  5. 5. HOWARD GARDNER...Theorized that individuals have at least seven (7) distinct intelligences...1- Logical/mathematical the ability to use numbers effectively, to see abstract patterns, and to reason well.2- Visual/spatial the ability to orient oneself in the environment, to create mental images, and sensitivity to shape, size, colour.
  6. 6. 3- Body/kinesthetic the ability to use ones body to express oneself and to solve problems.4- Musical/rhythmic an ability to recognize tonal patterns and a sensitivity to rhythm, pitch, melody.
  7. 7. 5- Interpersonal the ability to understand another persons moods, feelings, motivations, and intentions.6- Intrapersonal the ability to understand oneself and to practice self-discipline7- Verbal/linguistic the ability to use language effectively and creatively.
  8. 8. Although everyone might possess the seven intelligences, they are NOT equally developed in any one individual.- Categorise the activities in the classroom according to intelligence typeOR- Plan lessons to represent the different intelligences.
  9. 9. Christison (1996) and Armstrong (1994) TYPE OF ACTIVITIES INTELLIGENCELogical/mathemical Puzzles and gamesVisual/spatial Charts, grids and videosBody/kinesthetic hands-on activities, pantomimeMusical/rhythmic singing, playing musicInterpersonal pairwork, project work, group- problem solvingIntrapersonal self-evaluation, options for homeworkVerbal/linguistic note-taking, story telling, debates
  10. 10. AN EIGHTH INTELLIGENCENot every intelligence has to be present in every lesson plan. Gardner added an 8th intelligence"The Naturalist": it refers to someone knowledgeable about and comfortable in the natural world.
  11. 11. TO REFLECT UPON Does it make sense todiversify your instructional practices in order to accommodate yourstudents learning styles or multiple intelligences?
  12. 12. AS FUTURE TEACHERS...It may be useful to be reminded about the unique qualities of each of our students.

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