Multiple Intelligences Are a Guide to Understanding How People Learn

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Multiple Intelligences
Multiple intelligences are a guide to understanding how people learn. Everybody has a mind of his or own, so of course people learn differently. However, one learns his or her styles at a young age. For instance, “the theory of multiple intelligences says that individuals are born with the innate capacity to succeed in a particular domain, and education should help to identify and develop students' innate capacities” (The Difference Between Multiple Intelligences and Learning Styles, 2014). Thus, learning styles are nurtured by when children are introduced to education. The intelligence quotient tests were used to determine a person’s knowledge, or abilities. The I.Q. tests were a guide for a person’s
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This study shows how different people learn in school, according to his or her lifestyles, which is important in how he or she develop their skills. In addition, “…different kinds of intellectual strengths and that these strengths are very, very important in how kids learn and how people represent things in their minds” (The Difference Between Multiple Intelligences and Learning Styles, 2014).
It is also important that teachers learn the different styles so he or she can help the students with their learning ability. Before there was a M.I. theory, teachers taught his or her students by teaching them in one style: theirs. However, because of this same style for everybody, not every student will remember what he or she has learned. By incorporating different styles in the classroom, this can help the students to retain what he or she has learned, such as audio and visual props. Furthermore, by using the same learning style “the more an individual spends using an intelligence, and the better the instruction and resources, the smarter one becomes within that area of intelligence” (Viens, 2005).
However, it is important that students have “… a range of thinking or learning skills, to be aware of situations when it would be relevant to use such strategies, and to select and to use appropriate ones” (Long, 2000). Every student can become an expert on a subject by using his or her learning style. Therefore, it seems that M.I. is not a theory but a fact, whether it
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