Why Teachers Should Embrace The Theory Of Multiple Intelligences

In a recent Huffington Post article, founding editor of Future Kerala Dipin Damodharan made the case for teachers to utilize Multiple Intelligences in the classroom. In “alternative” education, educators believe that the goals of education should be knowledge and growth. This view of education is in conflict with the idea that education is simply a means to land lucrative careers. As Mr. Damodharan states, MI can be used in “alternative” education settings as a tool to encourage students to gain a deeper understanding of the curriculum they’re being taught and to become global citizens. By utilizing two key components from MI theory, individuation and pluralization, teachers can tailor make their modules to play to their students’ strengths, improve upon their weaknesses, and keep their minds engaged.

 

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Multiple Intelligences Featured in Japanese Textbook

Tokyo Shoseki recently published an English textbook for 10th graders, Prominence: Communication English. Lesson three is entitled, “You are Smarter than You Think”, and covers Howard Gardner and the theory of Multiple Intelligences. With MI theory featured in a prominent English text book, MI will be able to reach a wider audience and a new generation of students in Japan.

The pages featuring Howard Gardner and MI can be found below.

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