Learning Styles, Multiple Intelligence and Deep Learning

624 WordsFeb 17, 20182 Pages
“Different strokes for different folks” Everyone has their own way of approaching life. As early as Ancient Greece, Plato, Aristotle and Hippocrates recorded theories on personality (Ellis, 2009). Some educators are seeing students benefiting by incorporating Learning Style and Multiple Intelligence theories in the classroom. By applying various learning styles and Multiple Intelligence theories in education, students are more likely to be motivated to learn at a deeper level. Intelligence is dominated by a single general ability and uses several different classifications for intelligence: Musical, Visual, Verbal, Logical, Bodily, Interpersonal, Intrapersonal, Naturalistic and Existential (Gardner 1991). Individual students process and remember and learn in different ways and further recommends the educational system which primarily teach in in linguistic styles and secondarily logical methods, learning styles should incorporate various outlets to engage students with different multiple intelligences (Gardner 1991). There is no scientific evidence supporting benefits to learning styles, however there is evidence that proves giving students various outlets to receive the information, improves learning (Edutopia, 2013). Intelligence is not a sole ability, engaging various outlets of learning engage students to use to use multiple intelligences to solve problems. Learned material is not to be learned and forgotten, in order for deep learning to occur,
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