Howard Gardner 's Multiple Intelligences Theory

1890 WordsDec 2, 20158 Pages
Howard Gardner said, “Anything that is worth teaching can be presented in many different ways. These multiple ways can make use of our multiple intelligence.” Howard Gardner has written a book about a theory he called the Multiple Intelligences theory, in which Gardner states that people have one main intelligence from which they learn. There are eight different intelligences, according to Gardner, explaining how people learn best and the different strengths of learning they exhibit. Although Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences theory has been around since the 1980s, it is still relevant and useful to those in all areas of the education process. Some people believe that Howard Gardner’s theory is too broad and difficult to write a curriculum around. It has been proven, however, in certain instances, that the utilization of this theory raises students’ scores and their success rates. Those individuals who are in school to become educators are taught that, whatever expectations they have for the students, those levels will be met by the students. If the student has already failed in the teacher’s mind, then the student will continue to fail. Students are very perceptive individuals and can tell what teachers’ feelings are toward them. This consequence is why future teachers are told to have high expectations for every student. In the article “Empowering Students through Multiple Intelligences,” the story is told of a teacher who had a group of students who had discouraging
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