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1 By: Travis Jordan EDU 632 Student Diversity & Multiple Intelligences Theory

2 Diversity in Education Howard Gardner in his book entitled “The Multiple Intelligences: The Theory in Practice,” discusses the importance of diversity in education. Uniform Schools -Howard Gardner argued against uniform schools as he believes they cater to only a select few children. -One of his big arguments against Uniform Schools, was the fact that they allowed for standardized testing. Gardner (1993) believed that standardized tests do not work for all students.

3 Diversity in Education The Individual-Centered School -This is the opposite of a Uniform School, and what Howard Gardner believed in. -Instruction is geared toward the strengths of every child. -Instruction can be designed to fit one or all of the eight different intelligences known as the Multiple Intelligences.

4 The Eight Intelligences Verbal/Linguistic Logical/Mathmatical Visual/Spatial Bodily/Kinaesthetic Interpersonal Intrapersonal Musical/Rythmic Naturalist

5 The Eight Intelligences Verbal/Linguistic Logical/Mathmatical Somebody with high verbal/linguistic intelligence would be someone who is really good with language, and can communicate effectively. An individual that loves to questions things, explore patterns, manipulate objects, and experiment with things would most likely have a high degree of logical- mathematical intelligence.

6 The Eight Intelligences Visual/Spatial Bodily/Kinaesthetic An individual who can learn easily through pictures, diagrams, or maps, and also visualize the world in multi- dimensions would most likely have high visual/spatial intelligence. An individual that loves to be active and move around and use their muscles would most likely have a high degree of this intelligence. This would characterize an individual that loves to role-play or play games.

7 The Eight Intelligences Interpersonal Intrapersonal An individual with a high degree of this intelligence learns best by interacting with others. They like to participate in discussions and group activities. An individual with this intelligence would most likely to prefer learning independently. They like to express their own opinions.

8 The Eight Intelligences Musical/Rythmic Naturalist A person who is good with, and enjoys music most likely has a high degree of this intelligence. They enjoy solving problems through sound and melody. A lover of the outdoors. A person who likes to interact with nature, and recognize meaningful patterns in nature would have a high degree of this intelligence.

9 Works Cited Gardner, H. Multiple Intelligences: The Theory in Practice. Basic Books, Website “ Multiple Intelligence Test


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