I often use Gardiner’s Multiple Intelligences as a framework for planning rich and varied tasks. Howard Gardiner describes 8 forms of intelligence, namely verbal/linguistic intelligence, logical/mathematical intelligence, visual/spatial intelligence, body/kinaesthetic intelligence, musical/rhythmic intelligence, interpersonal intelligence, intrapersonal intelligence and naturalistic intelligence. I believe it is necessary as teachers that we not only add variety in our teaching (ie lessons and teaching techniques) but cater for all types of learners. Multiples Intelligences is a teaching tool that helps me to ensure that I consider this balance so that students have opportunities to explore and learn using their preferred learning styles. For further reading see publications such as: Intelligence Reframed: Multiple Intelligences for the 21st Century (Howard Gardner, 2000), Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom (Thomas Armstrong, 1994) and 7 Kinds of Smart: Identifying and Developing Your Many Intelligences (Thomas Armstrong, 1993).
Suffering and evil: what is the worth of human beings Band D Year 9 CB 5.3, CW 5.1 UNIT FOCUS ON MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES In this unit students consider a variety of forms of suffering, and Christian and other religions responses to suffering. They draw information from a variety of written and visual sources. Students explore specific examples of how Christians help those who suffer. Through their study of suffering and evil in the world, students examine the value that God places on human beings and the concept of self worth. They also consider related (fundamental questions) which all people might ask, evaluate various religious responses to suffering and related questions, as well as formulate their own response.
Author: Julia Boulton
Issue date: 17 Oct 2007