Back to: Learning and Teaching – Unit 1
Howard Gardner is an American psychologist who propounded the theory of multiple intelligence which suggests that there is not one but various types of intelligence. It challenges the old belief that there is only one type of intelligence.
Educational Implications of Multiple Intelligence Theory
The educational implications of multiple intelligence theory in the classroom are as follows:
- Students must not be assessed identically because people may have different types of intelligences.
- Technology can be used in the modern age to assess the different types of intelligence present in individuals.
- Topics should not be taught in a montonous way. It should be taught in different ways.
- A wide variety of approaches and activties must be used for learning so that learners can think in different ways.
- Different ways of demonstration must be used for teaching a topic.
- Different types of intelligence should be taken into account when teaching students.
- Teachers should not limit the potential of learners by focusing only on one type of teaching method.
These are some of the most important things you need to keep in mind when you are teaching learners according to Gardner’s multiple intelligence theory.