ERIC Number: EJ745626
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Orchestrating Multiple Intelligences
Moran, Seana; Kornhaber, Mindy; Gardner, Howard
Educational Leadership, v64 n1 p22-27 Sep 2006
Education policymakers often go astray when they attempt to integrate multiple intelligences theory into schools, according to the originator of the theory, Howard Gardner, and his colleagues. The greatest potential of a multiple intelligences approach to education grows from the concept of a profile of intelligences. Each learner's intelligence profile consists of a combination of relative strengths and weaknesses that interact with one another. A multiple intelligences approach to education requires that teachers construct rich experiences--activities in which students can engage with the material personally rather than just absorb it in an abstract, decontextualized way. These rich experiences enable students with many different intelligence profiles to learn in their own ways. The article provides examples from the classroom, from an interactive museum in Denmark, and from Gardner's Harvard Project Zero.
Descriptors: Multiple Intelligences, Theories, Teaching Methods, Learning Activities, Experiential Learning, Profiles, Student Characteristics, Student Participation, Foreign Countries, Active Learning
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Denmark