ERIC Number: ED377959
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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If the Shoe Fits...How To Develop Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom.
This guide provides a rationale and approach for translating Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences into classroom practice. Chapter 1 explains Gardner's theory and gives the definitions of the seven intelligences he identifies: verbal/linguistic, musical/rhythmic, logical/mathematical, visual/spatial, bodily/kinesthetic, intrapersonal, and interpersonal. Chapters 2 through 8 are dedicated to each of the intelligences and demonstrate a variety of ways to understand and implement Gardner's theory. Chapters include sections that: (1) describe the characteristics of a particular intelligence; (2) explain its developmental path; (3) offer a global understanding of the intelligences; (4) illustrate how people tend to use this intelligence to solve problems; (5) tell what helps and hinders a student with this intelligence; (6) offer examples of situations that enhance learning; (7) give strategies to capitalize on a student's talents; (8) outline methods to help special students learn in ways compatible with their strengths (9) list several teaching techniques for use in the classroom; (10) explain exactly how to foster an environment that stimulates these seven intelligences; and (11) provide sample lessons and activities that target this intelligence. Chapter 9 delineates a number of methods to integrate curriculum and instruction. Finally, chapter 10 addresses the grading dilemma with practical ideas for assessing the multiple gifts of learner. Contains 68 references. (AA)
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Class Activities, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Intelligence, Interpersonal Competence, Kinesthetic Perception, Language Aptitude, Learning Activities, Mathematical Aptitude, Multiple Intelligences, Music, Problem Solving, Spatial Ability, Student Evaluation
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers; Books
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