ERIC Number: ED399001
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Every Child, Whole Child: Classroom Activities for Unleashing Natural Abilities.
Wilson, Leslie Owen
The purpose of the guide is to address changes in American schools, focusing on holistic learning, multiple intelligences learning theory, and the importance of aesthetic experiences in children's education. It strives to empower professional teachers with knowledge about new learning theories with concrete activities to put that knowledge into practice. The goal is to address the education of the whole child in terms of mind, body, spirit, and social consciousness. Part 1 of the work aims to give direction and perspective to curricula choices of the past, present, and future. Part 2 specifically addresses the present and future need to educate the student via a holistic approach focusing upon the uniqueness and individual potential of each student. The importance of Howard Gardner's multiple intelligences are defined and explained in detail as important points to address the whole education of a child in the areas of: (1) verbal-linguistic; (2) logical-mathematical; (3) spatial; (4) musical; (5) bodily-kinesthetic; (6) interpersonal; and (7) intrapersonal. The seven intelligencies are incorporated into all subsequent exercises in the guide. The third section consists of activities in the areas of knowing the self, utilizing all of the senses, and the world of art as an educational tool. Each activity provides the teacher with a purpose, age level, list holistic principles utilized, intelligences utilized, and materials necessary. Contains 96 references. The work is fully indexed. (SD)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Activity Units, Class Activities, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Education, Learning Activities, Learning Processes, Learning Strategies, Learning Theories, Multiple Intelligences, Talent Identification, Waldorf Method
Zephyr Press, P.O. Box 66006, Tucson, AZ 85728-6006.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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