Howard Gardner's Theory Of Multiple Intelligences In The Classroom

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ent years, English language classrooms are becoming more and more diverse. Having to deal with students’ that acquire the language in different ways, English teachers feel the necessity to change their teaching methods and strategies in order to help students accomplish better results in learning. In many cases teachers criticize that English textbooks often limit their activities or teaching style.Theachers face the the challenge of deveoloping different methods , approaches and tools in order to suit students needs and learning styles.Students with different proficiencies respond differently in class activities. One solution to this challenge is to implement Multiple Intelligence activities in the classroom. However, they feel intimidated on how to incorporate Multiple Intelligences (MI) in their teaching.
Howard Gardner’s theory on Multiple Intelligences opened up new possibilities in teaching by developing the different potentials students have. MI theory is based on a principle that students learn and acquire knowledge in many different ways. The theory of Multiple Intelligences offers eight ways of teaching and learning styles enabling teachers to provide enough variety in the classroom activities so that
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There are nine identified intelligences: linguistic, logical-mathematical, spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, musical, interpersonal, intrapersonal, naturalistic, and existential. Every person possesses each of the nine intelligences; however, some may favor one intelligence over another (Gardner, 2006). Gardner doesn’t view intelligence as a singular construct nor as something static. Instead he believes intelligence is a process which can be developed throughout life. As a result, he has developed the Theory of Multiple Intelligences, which offers a radically different explanation of

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