Multiple intelligences refers to a theory describing the different ways students learn and acquire information. These multiple intelligences range from the use of words, numbers, pictures and music, to the importance of social interactions, introspection, physical movement and being in tune with nature. The theory posits that an understanding of which type(s) of intelligence a student may possess can help teachers adjust learning styles, and suggest certain career paths for learners.
The use of Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences (MI theory) has been increasing by leaps and bounds in countries across the globe. In many countries, it has become part of national policy.
MI COURSE OVERVIEW
This course addresses the issue of Multiple Intelligences.Teachers will familiarize themselves with Howard Gardner’s MI theory and learning strategies in order to differentiate their lessons and provide pioneering teaching to the benefit of their learners.MI Theory is not a “type theory” for determining the one intelligence that fits.It proposes that each person has capacities in all eight intelligences.Most of us fall somewhere in between -being highly developed in some intelligences, modestly developed in others, and relatively underdeveloped in the rest.
- Each person possesses all eight intelligences
- Most people can develop each intelligence to an adequate level of competency
- Intelligences usually work together in complex ways
- There are many ways to be intelligent within each category
A key point in MI theory is that most people can develop all their intelligences to a relatively acceptable level of mastery. Course participants will have the chance to take a standardized online MI test in a computer lab and get their personalised results (a 12 page document) and a thorough analysis applied to them. The test is offered in a range of languages and participants can make arrangements to become providers of this test to their own students in their country.
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- To explore different types of intelligence
- To learn how to differentiate your lessons
- To engage participants in hands-on activities
- To adapt exercises to match learning types
- To create activities that reflect upon learning processes
- To get the standardized MI test
- To get personalized MI test results
- To place great emphasis on identifying the strengths of students
- To develop an MI culture in your school
MI COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
The desired outcomes are varied and multiple.Participants will get an insight into MI culture coupled with hands-on activities and class interaction that will help them get a deeper understanding of the learning types and how to differentiate their instruction in order to empower their learners’ proclivities and diverse learning styles.
Our experience as accredited MI test providers has shown that by getting to know our students better through the test, they become more autonomous learners and more responsible for their learning.
The suggested plan can be subject to minor alterations if participants agree to do so.
We respect your opinion when it comes to fulfilling specific needs.
Participants contribution and cooperation is an essential part of the programme’s
- Participants arrival
- Getting to know each other/bonding activities
- Walking tour in the town
- Short induction to the programme
- Beyond the 3 general categories (visual,auditory, kinaesthetic)
- A new way of looking at intelligence and learning
- MI per skill (Reading/vocabulary)
- MI per skill (Writing)
- MI per skill (Grammar)
- MI per skill (Speaking)
- Find your learning profile(Participants take the online questionnaire)
- Adapt your teaching material
- Hands-on activities to raise awareness
- How to cater for each of the eight types in the classroom
- Activities for MI learning styles
- Draw your class learning profile
- Exercises and learning styles
- MI Pizza
- Games and activities
- Activities that involve a combination of Intelligences
- MI and personal development
- The MI school
- A “brave new world” of MI
- An MI Portfolio
- Other applications of MI theory
- The ninth intelligence
- Final assessment
- Concluding remarks
- Day trip/ cultural visit
- Farewell dinner/party