ERIC Number: EJ832329
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Applying Multiple Intelligences
Christodoulou, Joanna A.
School Administrator, v66 n2 p22 Feb 2009
The ideas of multiple intelligences introduced by Howard Gardner of Harvard University more than 25 years ago have taken form in many ways, both in schools and in other sometimes-surprising settings. The silver anniversary of Gardner's learning theory provides an opportunity to reflect on the ways multiple intelligences theory has taken form and consider what might be its future course. In this article, the author discusses how multiple intelligences theory matters for schools today. She first reviews the basis for the theory of how the mind can be parsed into components. Then, she describes some misconceptions on the concepts and intentions of multiple intelligences, and how the theory has inspired many schools all over the world to improve teaching and learning.
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Multiple Intelligences, Misconceptions, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods
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