Introduction: Multiple Intelligences (02:57)
This film explains Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences, and shows how a school in Gloucester, MA, implemented this theory.
Gardner Counters Murray (02:14)
Gardner critiqued IQ testing and argued for multiple intelligences. Herrnstein and Murray's "The Bell Curve" made the opposite case.
Math Smart and Verbal Intelligence (01:11)
Gardner lists seven intelligences. Learn the components of logical-mathematical intelligence and verbal intelligence.
Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Intelligence (02:10)
Gardner defends understanding of self and others as forms of intelligence, and distinguishes interpersonal intelligence from extroversion.
Spatial, Bodily-Kinesthetic and Musical Intelligences (01:19)
Learn the components of spatial, bodily-kinesthetic and musical intelligences.
Combining Elements (00:47)
An expert states that it is useful for scientific purposes to break intelligence into components, but in everyday life, these components work together.
Implementing Multiple Intelligences (02:41)
Multiple intelligences theory does not dictate a single educational practice. Any approach that tries to respond to each child's strength is consistent with the theory.
Instructional Approaches (02:03)
Learn eight instructional approaches based on multiple intelligences. Experts discuss emphasizing interpersonal and intrapersonal intelligences, and team teaching.
Centers of Instruction (01:29)
Students rotate to different areas of the classroom to work on different skills.
Inclusion and Special Needs (02:11)
The multiple intelligences theory can help schools understand the strengths of special needs students.
Project Based Learning and Cooperative Learning (01:59)
Teachers can create projects that bring in multiple intelligences. Cooperative learning hones interpersonal and intrapersonal intelligence.
Themes and Performances (02:17)
Learn about thematic instruction. Learn how to use performances to promote learning.
Personal Development (00:38)
Teachers should seek out networks of educators applying multiple intelligence. Educators will get better response if they present multiple intelligence as a solution to local problems.
Goal Setting (01:45)
Teachers applying multiple intelligences attend collaborative goal-setting conferences.
Peer Assessment (02:09)
Teachers applying multiple intelligences initiated collaborative peer assessment.
Impact of Multiple Intelligences Theory (01:23)
Many teachers in the multiple intelligences movement have a spiritual connection to the idea.
Credits: How Are Kids Smart? Multiple Intelligence in the Classroom (00:34)
How Are Kids Smart? Multiple Intelligence in the Classroom
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