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FACULTY DEVELOPMENT: Multiple Intelligences
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Multiple Intelligences: "8" Learning Styles (Howard Gardner)
1. Linguistic Learner
prefers to: read, write and work with words.
is good at: memorizing dates, names, etc.
learns best by: seeing, hearing and saying words.
Ask yourself: How can I use the spoken or written word?
2. Logical/Mathematical Learner
prefers to: do experiments, explore patterns and relationships, figure how things work, deal with numbers.
is good at: math and problem solving.
learns best by: organizing, classifying and working with patterns and relationships.
Ask yourself: How can I bring in calculations, classifications, logic, numbers, or critical thinking?
3. Spatial Learner
prefers to: draw, create and design things, look at images, watch videos.
is good at: imagining things, creating or designing things.
learns best by: visualizing, working with images or film.
Ask yourself: How can I use images, color, art, or visual organizers?
4. Musical Learner
prefers to: listen or play music.
is good at: keeping time, rworking with melodies, rhtyhm and pitch.
learns best by: hearing rhythms or pitches, music.
Ask yourself: How can I bring in sounds, music, or deliver important concepts rhythmically or melodically?
5. Bodily/Kinesthetic Learner
prefers to: move, touch and talk with a lot of body motion.
is good at: physical activities such as dance or sports and crafts.
learns best by: moving, touching, interacting with space.
Ask yourself: How can I involve touch via hands-on experiences or by using the body?
6. Naturalistic Learner
prefers to: be outside, with animals, plants, weather.
is good at: taking care of live things, preservation, and conservation.
learns best by: being in a natural setting.
Ask yourself: How can I involve learning outside of the physical classroom?
7. Interpersonal Learner
prefers to: be very social, join groups.
is good at: dealing with people, leading, organizing, communicating.
learns best by: doing group work, sharing, presenting, interviewing.
Ask yourself: How can I incorporate student cooperative and peer learning or small group experiences?
8. Intrapersonal Learner
prefers to: work privately and independently.
is good at: self-reflection, pursuing goals and being original.
learns best by: working alone, individualized projects, self-paced instruction.
Ask yourself: How can I promote student self reflection?
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