MI Theory - The Basics In Task 1 you were asked to “guestimate” your knowledge of Multiple Intelligences. All the answers are at the end of the slide show. Print out the questions and see how many you can answer. Click on the arrows to advance to the next slide. 1. What are the eight multiple intelligences identified by Gardner? 2. According to http://www.multi-intell.com/MI_chart.html , students who favor visual-spatial will like what types of assignments? MI Theory - The Readings In Task 2 you were asked to watch a PowerPoint presentation and read a number of online articles reporting both the positive and negative aspects of Multiple Intelligence Theory. Below are some key questions from that information. 3. When did Gardner first purpose his theory? 4. According to Hoerr in “Applying Multiple Intelligences in School” (http://www.newhorizons.org/ strategies/mi/hoerr2.htm), what are the "two powerful lures?" MI Theory - The Readings 5. In Hoerr's online paper, he also identifies barriers that MI must overcome. He listed three, can you remember them? 6. Wikipedia.com points out two logical flaws in Gardner’s Theory – What are they? 7. On the website entitled, Reframing the Mind, Willingham writes “Gardner says that most psychometricians, those who devise and interpret tests as a way of probing the nature of intelligence, conceive of intelligence as_________.” ? MI Theory - The Readings 8. Willingham discusses “how educators got so confused by Gardner’s theory.” How did they get confused? 9. What does Willingham say that researchers like Cyril Burt, Raymond Cattell, and Louis Thurstone call these supposed “intelligences?” 10.“An MI curriculum is designed to teach __________ by taking into account all nine intelligences”? (http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/education/ed_mi_tips.html) Click the arrow for the answers Before we reveal the answers, how do you think you did? Before you move to the answers, there is one point to consider: In many classrooms, this is a typical format test. If you are linguistic or logical-mathematical learner, this test will favor you; however, if you are not… MI Theory - The Basics Answer to Question 1: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Verbal/Linguistic Intelligence Logical/Mathematical Intelligence Visual/Spatial Intelligence Bodily/Kinesthetic Intelligence Musical/Rhythmic Intelligence Interpersonal Intelligence Intrapersonal Intelligence Naturalist MI Theory - The Basics Answer to Question 2: HISTORY: Go back in time-what it was like "back then" MATH: Add, subtract, multiply, & divide LANGUAGE: Draw picture of the different stages of a story you're reading SCIENCE: Create montages/collages on science topics GEOGRAPHY: Make maps from clay & show geo-features PRACTICAL Drawing objects from different angles ARTS: FINE ARTS: Listen to music with eyes closed & create a sculpture from clay MI Theory - The Readings Answer to Question 3: 1983 MI Theory - The Readings Answer to Question 4: That when student achievement is viewed through "an MI lens, more children succeed." Students are able to express their understanding of a topic via their preferred intelligence.The second feature of MI is that is "transforms the role of the teacher." Teachers rely less on textbooks and prescribed lessons and more on student interested and engagement in classroom activities. MI Theory - The Readings Answer to Question 5: Parents not seeing the value of an MI approach, not understanding how using MI can help their children to be successful. Educators, particularly administrators, being so focused on short-term gains and standardized test results that they only focus on the scholastic intelligences. Teachers being reluctant to expend the time and energy necessary to bring MI to life in their classrooms. MI Theory - The Readings Answer to Question 6: • Gardner doesn't prove that all people are intelligent. Rather, he states this as his assumption, and redefines the word "intelligence" such that all people are equally intelligent by virtue of his definition. • Once someone adopts Gardner's position, studying intelligence becomes difficult because it diffuses into the broader concept of ability or talent. In accord with this prediction, Gardner has repeatedly changed his theory; students who show an interest in nature are now deemed to have "Natural intelligence", and students interested in spirituality or religion are now deemed to have "Spiritual intelligence". MI Theory - The Readings Answer to Question 7: Unitary MI Theory - The Readings Answer to Question 8: The answer is traceable to the same thing that made the theory so successful: the naming of various abilities as intelligences. Answer to Question 9: Abilities or talents Answer to Question 10: Content How did you do on the quiz? The questions were designed to be thought-provoking and to review the key elements of the readings.