In 1983 Howard Gardner published his first book on a subject that would revolutionize the way we understand human beings to understand, process and learn new information. “Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences”, published by Basic Books, details seven identifiable forms of multiple intelligence (MI), revealing the various ways human beings think, learn and understand the world around them. With the help of LDPride.net, I’ve included a brief break down of the seven types of MI, which inform us of the different ways we understand students to learn:
The ability to visualize using spatial or visual elements. These learners tend to think using pictures, graphs, videos and movies, retaining information most efficiently when vivid mental images are integrated as part of the educational experience.
The ability to use words and language using highly developed auditory skills. These learners tend to think in words as opposed to pictures. These students are keen listeners, strong readers, writers and storytellers. They are particularly adept at remembering information, conveying knowledge and convincing others of their point of view. They learn best by taking notes, listening to lectures and discussing what they have learned.