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itslearning supports teaching using multiple intelligences (“Howard Gardner theory” ie. Spatial, kinaesthetic, musical, linguistic, etc.)

The theory of multiple intelligences was proposed by Howard Gardnerin 1983 to analyze and better describe the concept of intelligence.

Gardner argues that the concept of intelligence as traditionally defined in IQ tests does not sufficiently describe the wide variety of cognitive abilities humans display. The theory has been met with mixed responses. Many psychologists feel that a differentiation of the concept of intelligence is not supported by empiricalevidence, but many educationalists support the practical value of the approaches suggested by the theory.

Traditionally, schools have emphasised the development of logical intelligence and linguistic intelligence (mainly reading and writing). While many students function well in this environment, there are those who do not. Gardner's theory argues that students will be better served by a broader vision of education, wherein teachers use different methodologies, exercises and activities to reach all students, not just those who excel at linguistic and logical intelligence.

Source: Wikipedia (read the full article to get a full description of the theory: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theory_of_multiple_intelligences)

A lot of schools and teachers recognise and approve of Gardner’s theory, but they do not see how they can manage to implement his theories every day in every lesson. The itslearning teaching toolkit makes this easier and more efficient.


Visual teaching and learning with the learning wheel...

The learning wheel is at the foundation of the itslearning solution. The solution is designed to support every process of teaching and learning and make it visible.  

Visible learning means that both teachers and students experience that learning takes place. When teachers see learning in the classroom, they know what works and can plan the next phase in the learning process. When students see and experience learning, they also know what works and will hopefully use this experience in the future. If the learning is invisible, it is hard for both teachers and students to know what should come next.

Visual teaching occurs when learning is the explicit goal. If the teaching is visible for the students they are more confident as to where they should be heading, and also know how to get there. 

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