Multiple Intelligences and Your Learning Management System, Pt. 2
When managing your class with a learning management system, consider the multiple intelligences theory. According to Howard Gardner’s theory, there are eight intelligences: linguistic, logical-mathematical, spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, musical, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalist.
Even if you don’t buy his theory exactly, it’s hard to deny that everyone is differently gifted with assorted talents and personalities. Given this fact, isn’t it narrow-minded to create standardized learning systems that label children as more intelligent or less so, according to a slim and rigid set of skills?
Teachers deploying a learning management system can use it to respond to students’ diverse learning needs, creating a robust learning environment where all students can be successful. But how can teachers use a learning management system to cater to multiple intelligences in their classrooms? And how is it possible to create lesson plans that take into account disparate learning styles and skills? See the next post.
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