Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom

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ASCD, 2009 - Education - 246 pages
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"To respect the many differences between people"--this is what Howard Gardner says is the purpose of learning about multiple intelligences (MI) theory, which holds that the human mind is composed of eight intelligences--linguistic, logical-mathematical, spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, musical, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalistic--plus a possible ninth (existential). This updated 3rd edition of Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom, Thomas Armstrong's bestselling practical guide for educators, includes two new chapters that address the worldwide reach of MI and rebut some common criticisms of the theory.

This new edition includes updated information and resources throughout the text to help educators at all levels apply MI theory to curriculum development, lesson planning, assessment, special education, cognitive skills, educational technology, career development, educational policy, and more. The book includes dozens of practical tips, strategies, and examples from real schools and districts. Armstrong provides tools, resources, and ideas that educators can immediately use to help students of all ages achieve their fullest potential in life.

 

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This is the major text book used in EDU 608

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This is an excellent resource for masters level students pursuing courses such as curriculum development. It provides cutting edge information on the Multiple Intelligence theory and its many applications. One of the strengths of this book is its menu of ideas and activities that are straight forward and easy to implement. It caters well to eduators at all levels of the education system. An excellent resource for your library at home and in the office. 

Contents

1The Foundations of MI Theory
5
2MI Theory and Personal Development
20
3Describing Intelligences in Students
32
4Teaching Students about MI Theory
44
5MI Theory and Curriculum Development
54
6MI Theory and Teaching Strategies
72
7MI Theory and the Classroom Environment
99
8MI Theory and Classroom Management
112
13Other Applications of MI Theory
173
14MI Theory and Existential Intelligence
182
15MI Theory and Its Critics
190
16MI Theory Around the Globe
199
Appendix ARelated MI Resources
207
Appendix B Related Bookson MI Teaching
211
Appendix C Examples of MI Lessons and Programs
215
References
222

9The MI School
122
10MI Theory and Assessment
130
11MI Theory and Special Education
149
12MI Theory and Cognitive Skills
161
Index
230
About the Author
246
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