MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCE THEORY By Tamika and Amanda
THEORISToward GardnerKnown for his Multiple Intelligence Theorynvolved in the design of performance-based assessments;education for understanding; the use of multiple intelligencesto achieve more personalized curriculum, instruction, andpedagogy; and the quality of interdisciplinary efforts ineducation.
HOWARD GARDNERraduate professor at Harvardonorary degrees from twenty-nine colleges and universities, includinginstitutions in Bulgaria, Chile, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, SouthKorea and Spain.00 most influential public intellectuals in the worldeceived a MacArthur Prize Fellowship in 1981
THE THEORY: AT A GLANCEach person is smart in all seven types of intelligence.very person is stronger in some ways and less developed in others.“Heredity and genetics influence the way the brain is neurologically "wired"before birth and are contributing factors that determine the strongest types ofintelligence. This is often seen in children with very strong and overt talentsdemonstrated at very young ages, such as Mozart, who had started to play andcompose music by age five.”
CLASSROOM IMPLICATIONS-What the teacher does under this theory • Teachers can use this theory to create a curriculum based around several types of learning. • Having kids Act out a lesson through props can include bodily-kinesthetic, interpersonal, and intrapersonal intelligences. • Use technology that enhances visual/spatial, musical and linguistic learners. These can include the use of speakers on a computer to relay audio from a video. • Using manipulates (such as I pads with learning apps) can include several intelligences.
CLASSROOM IMPLICATIONS--What the students do under this theory • Recognize your own learning strengths and weaknesses according to the intelligences you learn best with. • Develop the weak parts by including learning methods that pertain to those weak parts. For example, you are music smart, but lack in number smarts. You could learn numbers through a song to learn something quickly. In order to strengthen your number smarts, focus on logical thinking and analyzing. • Students can learn through different intelligences and can develop each individual intelligence through diverse learning.
MY OPINIONSwould like all of my students to develop diverse intelligences. I havethe ability to do this by incorporating the intelligences into my lessonplans. I can assess what intelligences my students possess andchallenge them with new ones. • “Child-centered teaching, open-ended projects, cross-curricular activities, independent study, learning center activities, multimodal work, group projects, discovery learning and authentic assessment are some techniques that embrace Gardners theory of multiple intelligence teaching.”
CREDITSTo learn more information, please visit thesewebsites. It is recommended that all teacherslearn about this theory.Picture taken from :http://www.preschools4all.com/howard-gardner.htmlAdditional websites:http://questgarden.com/102/80/0/100505170056/index.htmhttp://www.ehow.com/about_4597747_what-multiple-intelligence-teaching.htmlhttp://www.edutopia.org/multiple-intelligences-schools-strategieshttp://www.earlychildhoodnews.com/earlychildhood/article_view.aspx?ArticleID=251 http://howardgardner.com/