Effective Teaching Strategies
for Diverse Learning Styles


To improve the quality of education — to get “the best for the most” — what strategies can teachers use to more effectively teach a group of students who have MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES and MULTIPLE LEARNING STYLES?  That is the main question that will be examined in this page, which might have content sometime soon, maybe in late January 2017.


Wikipedia describes Multiple Intelligences including its Critical Reception & Use in Education.

Multiple Intelligence Theory: Is It real? (by Emily Southey) examines the theory & criticisms, concluding that "The MI controversy illustrates the occasional divide between practical usefulness and academic accuracy.  Many educators have seized on the concept of MIs and implemented it in their classrooms, often to great effect. ...  On the other hand, it has been argued that multiple intelligences may simply be "useful fictions," with little-to-no basis in physical reality.  Perhaps this an acceptable state of affairs."

from Edutopia (about  topics) — Multiple Intelligences: Digging Deeper and Multiple Intelligences: What Does the Research Say? and Myth-Busting Differentiated Instruction: 3 Myths and 3 Truths.


opposing Gardner (disclaimer: ----) Daniel Willingham's FAQ

IQ's Corner (by Kevin McGrew) - Gf-Gc, CHC



FAQ intro https://howardgardner.com/faq/

FAQ https://howardgardner01.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/faq_march2013.pdf


The Theory of Multiple Intelligences:  As Psychology, As Education, As Social Science (2011) , "I have no trouble reconstructing the steps that led to my promulgation of the theory of multiple intelligences (MI theory). At least in retrospect, those seem clear. At the same time, I have no recollection of what may be the most crucial question: how or why I decided to cast my discussion in terms of ‘intelligences’ rather than some less inflammatory characterization."







Until then, some useful starting points for explorations, from ACSD (about  topics), are:

• an issue of their journal - Educational Leadership - about Teaching for Multiple Intelligences (1997) that includes Integrating Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences (by Harvey Silver, Richard Strong, Matthew Perini).

• their book, So Each May Learn:  Integrating Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences (2000, by Harvey F. Silver, Richard W. Strong, Matthew J. Perini).  non-members can read its Introduction and Chapter 6 - Teaching Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences to Students online, plus an overview of the Study Guide.






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Multiple Intelligences

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