Document Type

Curriculum Material

Publication Date

2007

First page number:

1

Last page number:

2

Abstract

Have you ever wondered why someone who is very smart has trouble using a map? Why one person can follow a map, but is confused by written instructions? Howard Gardner devised an explanation with the theory of multiple intelligences, presented in his 1983 book Frames of Mind.

Gardner questioned the idea that intelligence is a single entity and that it can be measured simply using IQ tests. Rather, he argued that each of us perceives and processes information in multiple ways. And our learning styles reflect these multiple intelligences, with some of us learning more easily by seeing, others by hearing, and others by doing. In fact, Gardner identified eight ways in which humans demonstrate their intellectual ability.

Keywords

Learning; Psychology of; Multiple intelligences; Teaching – Methodology

Disciplines

Curriculum and Instruction | Curriculum and Social Inquiry | Educational Methods | Educational Psychology

Language

English

Comments

Best Practices Review Series


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