Supporting early childhood education professionals worldwide in their efforts to craft thriving environments for children and adults. The more ways you teach, the more people you reach. Whether you're presenting in a lunchroom, boardroom, classroom or ballroom, you need to address the eight ways of learning to get your message to stick. Just because content is offered doesn't mean it is learned.
Multiple Intelligences | Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D.
Lifelong Learning Matters
Over the past few decades, research in the field of learning has led to the discovery of the Theory of Multiple Intelligences. In short, this theory states that each person has different ways of learning and different intelligences they use in their daily lives. While some can learn very well in a linguistically-based environment reading and writing , others are better taught through mathematical-logic based learning. Still others benefit most from body-kinesthetic intelligence learning by doing with the hands. Each person possesses each intelligence to an extent, but there is always a primary, or more dominant, intelligence.
The theory of multiple intelligences was developed in by Dr. Howard Gardner, professor of education at Harvard University. It suggests that the traditional notion of intelligence, based on I. Instead, Dr. Gardner proposes eight different intelligences to account for a broader range of human potential in children and adults.