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The Multiple Intelligence Theory
This paper is a literature review of Howard Gardner's multiple intelligence theory in preparation for the development of a classroom project.
# 68338 | 1,960 words | 15 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Aug 15, 2006 in Education (Curriculum) , Education (Education Psychology) , Education (Theory)

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This paper explains that Howard Gardner's multiple intelligence theory defines a person's intellectual capacity as eight different intelligences: Linguistic, logical-mathematical, spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, musical, interpersonal, intra-personal and naturalist intelligences. The author points out that one of the most powerful aspects of the multiple intelligence theory is how it provides eight different potential pathways to engage and stimulate children of all intelligence instead of a one-size-fits-all program. The paper relates that, because the act of learning involves a student using his or her own talents to engage with the material, non-standard, experiential and, hands-on activities such as storytelling, drama, dance, music, art, observation, experiment, constructing, problem-solving, discussion, reading and writing are all important.

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Literature Review

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"Walter McKenzie's "Multiple Intelligences and Instructional Technology" also provides a wealth of ideas on the incorporation of Gardner's theory in the classroom setting, including at the Grammar School level. McKenzie brings together theory and tool for a practical implementation that might benefit all students in the class. He provides a detailed rationale for modifying standard lesson plans that exalt the reading, writing, and arithmetic so prevalent in established curriculum, and even helps teachers decide what intelligences are best incorporated into their unique learning environments. He hails the POMAT method in design, the theory of "backward planning" supported by Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins."

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