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Multiple Intelligences & Learning Styles: Teaching Tips

Multiple Intelligences & Learning Styles: Teaching Tips
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Instructor: Derek Hughes
Your classroom is likely to be filled with students who learn in very different ways. This lesson will introduce the concept of multiple intelligences and learning styles and offer tips for teaching students in this way.

Multiple Intelligences

The concept of multiple intelligences was first defined by developmental psychologist Howard Gardner. Gardner felt that students learned in many different ways and that traditional intelligence testing was too limited in its definition of intelligence. In education, multiple intelligences refer to the different modes of learning, or learning styles, that students learn best through.

This lesson discusses these different learning styles and offers tips for incorporating them into your classroom.

Learning Styles

In any given classroom, students are going to have preferred learning styles. Once you recognize and understand them, you can design lessons and activities that incorporate various intelligences. Different learning styles fall into 7 broad modalities.

These modalities are:

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