ERIC Number: EJ885334
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
The Existential Learner
McCoog, Ian J.
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v83 n4 p126-128 2010
We are all smart in different ways. Through the theory of multiple intelligences, Howard Gardner has been one of the leaders in cataloging HOW people are smart as opposed to how smart they ARE. The ability to see "the big picture" and make connections between similar and dissimilar concepts has been considered for inclusion in the multiple intelligences under the name "existential." The author outlines characteristics of existential learners, the arguments for and against the inclusion of existential as a multiple intelligence, and classroom strategies that will help an existential learner succeed.
Descriptors: Multiple Intelligences, Teaching Methods, Philosophy, Educational Psychology, Learning Theories
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