ERIC Number: ED388397
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-May
Addressing Multiple Intelligences and Learning Styles: Creating Active Learners.
This report describes a program employing the theory of multiple intelligences and individual learning style in order to increase time on task, increase retention of academic material, and decrease fluctuations in distracting behaviors in classrooms. Seventeen third grade students in the targeted classroom of an elementary school were surveyed on students' preferences in learning styles and teaching methods related to the 7 intelligences. In addition, academic assessments, teacher observations, parent questionnaires, student questionnaires, and interviews were analyzed. The results indicated that analyzing students' needs and preferences, and making accommodations to conform to those needs in the classroom, encouraged students to become increasingly engaged in their learning. This strategy also resulted in increased time on task, decreased behavioral problems, and increased retention of academic materials by the targeted students. Seven appendices contain samples of the forms for the student survey, parent survey, student observation, student interviews, lesson plans, accommodations based on classroom accommodations, and examples of culminating activities for the study of the Middle Ages. Contains 30 references. (AP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Active Learning, Behavior Problems, Cognitive Style, Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies, Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Individual Differences, Intelligence, Multiple Intelligences, Primary Education, Student Attitudes, Student Needs, Teaching Methods, Time on Task
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's Research Project, Saint Xavier University of Illinois.