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ERIC Number: ED446233
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: N/A
Multiple Intelligences and Adult Education. Trends and Issues Alert No. 17.
Kerka, Sandra
Howard Gardner and others have continued to expand on Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences (MI), a broad range of abilities people use to learn, solve problems, and create. Whereas most past studies and practical applications of MI theory have focused on learners in grades K-12, recent projects are extending MI to adult education. For example, Shearer has published an adult version of his instrument for measuring MI. In the adult version, three assessments of intellectual style have been added to the scales for the eight intelligences. Much of the work on MI for adults addresses the following areas: (1) adult literacy learners and adults with learning disabilities who may have experienced early schooling failure by being labeled by earlier, more limited conceptions of intelligence; (2) use of MI in the workplace to increase creativity and productivity by enabling workers to use their strengths; and (3) the connection between MI and multimodal learning using technologies such as the World Wide Web. MI theory is not prescriptive, and adult educators must use their own experience to decide how to apply it. An annotated bibliography listing 24 print and Web resources constitutes approximately 75% of this document. (MN)
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.