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ERIC Number: ED493516
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 39
Abstractor: Author
Enhancing Multiple Intelligences in Children Who Are Blind: A Guide to Improving Curricular Activities
Al-Balushi, Sulaiman Mohammed
Online Submission, Paper presented at the ICEVI World Conference (12th, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Jul 16-21, 2006)
Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences has provided educators with a new view of intelligence. It emphasizes that science, math and language are not the only ways to exhibit intelligence. People exhibit intelligence in many different ways. Each type of intelligence is as valuable as the others. Gardner classifies these intelligences into eight different areas: bodily-kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, linguistic, logical-mathematical, musical, spatial and natural intelligence. This paper reviews studies done for enhancing multiple intelligences in children who are blind. It also presents findings from brain research that supports the Theory of Multiple Intelligences and their implications in the field of teaching and learning. In addition, this paper provides a guide to modify curricular activities in the glance of the Theory of Multiple Intelligences. These activities are designed to improve different talents in children who are blind such as imagination, creativity, cooperation, social skills, self reflection, linguistic abilities, critical thinking, scientific thinking and attitudes towards nature. Examples of the teaching methods that are used to enhance these talents are: cooperation learning, guided imagery, brainstorming, questioning, scientific inquiry, projects-based learning, learning cycle, and some others. Sample lesson plans are provided in this paper. (Contains 1 table.)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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