ERIC Number: ED396810
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: 0
Multiple Intelligences Theory in Action.
Lockwood, Anne Turnbaugh
Research and the Classroom, n4 1993
The two articles in this newsletter issue focus on and discuss the multiple intelligences (MI) theory and its application in schools. Developed by Howard Gardner at Harvard University, the theory argues that individuals differ in their abilities, learning styles, and interests, and that these differences need to be acknowledged and nurtured in schools. The first article, "The MI Provocation," narrates a conversation with Howard Gardner in which some of the questions raised concern his vision of an ideal school, the effect of his theory on schools, the methodology of applying such a theory, and the problems it poses for implementation in educational settings. Included is a description of the seven main intelligences posited by Gardner: musical, bodily-kinesthetic, logical-mathematical, linguistic, spatial, interpersonal, and intrapersonal. The second article, "The MI Key," describes the Key School in Indianapolis, Indiana, founded by a group of teachers who use the concepts surrounding multiple intelligences theory to empower their students. A sidebar explores how multiple intelligences theory has been implemented at a school in St. Louis, Missouri, where the primary emphasis is on developing interpersonal and intrapersonal intelligences. (BAC)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Educational Theories, Individual Differences, Intelligence, Intelligence Differences, Interpersonal Competence, Kinesthetic Perception, Linguistic Competence, Mathematical Logic, Multiple Intelligences, Music, Program Descriptions, Spatial Ability, Student Centered Curriculum, Talent Development, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Center for Educational Research, Madison. National Center for Effective Schools.
Identifiers: Gardner (Howard); Self Awareness