ERIC Number: ED356227
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching for Multiple Intelligences. Fastback 342.
Lazear, David G.
Over the past 50 years, brain researchers have stated that human beings probably use less than 1 percent of the brain's potential, and research findings about human intelligence have transformed almost all previous definitions of intelligence. This booklet addresses the following key findings in intelligence research: intelligence is not fixed or static; intelligence can be learned and taught; and intelligence is a multidimensional phenomenon that occurs at multiple levels of the brain/mind/body system. After this discussion of the research, the publication is divided into five parts: (1) "Overview of the Seven Intelligences" (verbal/linguistic, logical/mathematical, visual/spatial, body/kinesthetic, musical/rhythmic, interpersonal intelligence, and intrapersonal intelligence); (2) "Teaching for Multiple Intelligences: A New Look at the Curriculum" (includes an exercise on how one can teach for multiple intelligences in one's curriculum); (3) "New Instructional Methods for Teaching with Multiple Intelligences"; (4) "Teaching about Multiple Intelligences: Re-inventing the Learning Process"; and (5) "A Multi-Modal Approach to Assessment" (includes techniques for student evaluation and teacher self-assessment). (Contains 27 references.) (LL)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Achievement, Brain, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Creative Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Intellectual Development, Intellectual Disciplines, Intelligence, Interpersonal Competence, Kinesthetic Perception, Learning Modalities, Learning Processes, Lesson Plans, Metacognition, Multiple Intelligences, Multisensory Learning, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods
Phi Delta Kappa, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789 ($1.25; $1 members).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.