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Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences

Posted by Jennifer Weaver-Spencer on Apr 10, 2016 3:00:00 PM
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Learning Styles

Understanding learning styles can help you provide personalized learning that best suits the needs of all of your students. Learning styles are the ways people process information. Students’ preferred learning styles have a significant influence on both their behavior and their learning. Information that is accessed when students use their preferred learning styles shows an increase in students' levels of comprehension, motivation, and metacognition.

Multiple Intelligences

Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences states that people have several relatively separate and different intellectual capacities. Gardner identified eight intelligences:

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  • Visual–spatial
  • Verbal–linguistic
  • Logical–mathematical
  • Bodily–kinesthetic
  • Interpersonal
  • Intrapersonal
  • Naturalistic

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Topics: Kinesthetic Learning, learning styles, move to learn

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