The Theory Of Multiple Intelligences

3232 WordsNov 30, 201413 Pages
Introduction The Theory of Multiple Intelligences, developed by Howard Gardner is the psychological theory regarding intelligence. Looking at Multiple Intelligences through the field of education we will explore what the different Multiple Intelligences are and how you engage each intelligence in the classroom. While there are further implications for Multiple Intelligences, MI, that are relevant to other fields, the focus is on the relevance of MI in the elementary and middle school classrooms. There may be many ways for a person to be smart, the paper is focused on where students may be engaged in their intelligences in the classroom. A review of literature has shown that the Theory of Multiple Intelligence, while not first intended to be directed towards education, had had a profound impact on teachers and students. “MI theory offers neither a curriculum nor a goal toward which educators are expected to strive. Rather, MI theory is an idea about the concept of intelligence.” (Selder 2009) MI doesn’t tell teachers what to teach, it does provide ideas for how to reach more students in the classroom. According to, the Official Authoritative Site of Multiple Intelligences there are: “Two chief educational implications of the Theory of Multiple Intelligences: 1) Individuation… As much as possible, we should teach individuals in ways that they can learn… 2) Pluralization – Ideas, concepts, theories, skills should be taught in several different
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