ERIC Number: ED399045
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Multiple Intelligences Centers and Projects.
Chapman, Carolyn; Freeman, Lynn
Based upon Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences, this book guides elementary school teachers through the process of using classroom learning centers and projects by providing choices for students. The guide is divided into two sections, providing the theoretical background and information on how to develop multiple intelligences learning centers and projects, and detailing sample projects and centers around six areas of study. The chapters in the first section are as follows: (1) "The Multiple Intelligences" reviews the theory of multiple intelligences; (2) "About Centers" discusses the process of establishing centers, including their assessment, tips for maintaining discipline, and conferencing and student self-assessment; (3) "Exploratory Centers" provides ideas for exploratory centers to familiarize students and teachers with the center process; (4) "About Projects" is a step-by-step account of the establishment and maintenance of projects; and (5) "Picture-Essay Project" is a detailed account of a sample first project. Section 2, "Putting It All Together," consists of six chapters, each of which includes exploratory and structured center activities and projects for different units: the brain, ocean life, pirates and discovery, space, colors, and creepy critters. Two appendices provide suggestions for junk-box items, and recipes for items such as soap paint and play dough. Contains 78 references. (KDFB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, Discipline, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Learning Centers (Classroom), Multiple Intelligences, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Projects, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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