Wednesday, 5 July 2017
Hi there! How are you? Today I want to post something related to "Multiple Intelligences". It is a theory from which teachers can learn a lot. Besides, not only can teachers learn about what the theory is about but also they can learn about how to apply this theory in their classrooms.
To begin with, I will make a brief introduction in case you haven't heard about it before...
The theory of Multiple Intelligences has emerged from recent cognitive research and "documents the extend to which students possess different kinds of minds and therefore, learn, remember, perform and understand in different ways", according to Howard Gardner.
He has identified seven intelligences:
- Visual- Spatial
- Bodily- kinesthetic
- Logical- Mathematical
According to him, students learn in ways that are identifiably distinctive. So teachers have to plan lessons based on the multiple intelligences.
As not all the students react in the same way with the same type of activity, teachers have to prepare different activities which are focused on different intelligences. So in this way, all the students will be able to demonstrate their abilities.
I think that Multiple Intelligences are wonderful. If you do a variety of activities in the classroom, you are able to see that a student is not good at writing because he is good at role playing. Moreover, you realize in what way you may work on with that student.
Here goes the link of a useful page with the activities that you may use with each intelligence: