Are we wrong about Multiple Intelligence?
Submitted by Kathy_Tracey on January 2, 2019 - 8:06pm
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I invite you to read Multiple Intelligences Theory: Widely Used Yet Misunderstood. From the article...
“It’s true that I write a lot and also that I am misunderstood a lot,” says Gardner, who originally proposed seven distinct intelligences, adding an eighth a decade later. The big mistake: In popular culture, and in our educational system, the theory of multiple intelligences has too often been conflated with learning styles, reducing Gardner’s premise of a multifaceted system back to a single “preferred intelligence”...
Over 90 percent of teachers believe that students learn better when they receive information tailored to their preferred learning styles, but that’s a myth, explains Paul Howard-Jones, professor of neuroscience and education at the University of Bristol. “The brain’s interconnectivity makes such an assumption unsound, and reviews of educational literature and controlled laboratory studies fail to support this approach to teaching.”
As we often discuss both learning modalities and multiple intelligence, does this information change your ideas on either topic? How do you best address the suggestions, such as using multiple ways of accessing information, individualizing lessons, and incorporating arts into lessons.
I'd love to hear your thoughts.