Our Approach to Education: Gardner’s Theory of Multi-Intelligence

“Anything that is worth teaching can be presented in many different ways. These multiple ways can make use of our multiple intelligences” - Howard Gardner

According to Professor Howard Gardner of Harvard University, the theory in detail proposes that :

“We are able to know the world through language, logical – mathematical analysis, spatial representation, musical thinking, the use of the body to solve problems or make things, an understanding of other individuals and the ways in which such intelligences are invoked and combined to carry out different tasks, solve diverse problems and progress in various domains. “

    The ways to foster effective learning:

  • Words (linguistic intelligence).
  • Numbers or logic (logical-mathematical intelligence).
  • Pictures (spatial intelligence).
  • Music (musical intelligence).
  • Self-reflection (intrapersonal intelligence).
  • A physical experience (bodily-kinesthetic intelligence).
  • A social experience (interpersonal intelligence).
  • An experience in the natural world (naturalist intelligence).

At, The Vivekananda School, we follow this method of teaching and have ascertain that it is better from the traditional, verbal, writing assignments-based methods of teaching, this gives us to reach more students, more effectively. We try to inculcate various dimensions of intelligence while designing our curriculum. The theory of Multiple Intelligence is so intriguing as it helps us in expanding our scope of available teaching methods beyond the traditional teaching methods used in the most schools.

For instance, Mathematics is considered to be a tough subject by many students due to the theoretical concepts they have to grasp. However, when such concepts are explained through a learning activity that implements students’ intelligences, students will find it more interest in and more fun because it is given as something they love to do and not the mundane activity, they are sought to daily which makes them lose interest. A child may best learn mathematics through reasoning, another child may learn best through use of music, a third child may best learn through dancing and a fourth child may best learn through re-socialization. i.e. 3D modeling. Our curriculum is designed with activities based on Multiple Intelligences in a manner that develops different fields of intelligences for each student.

Our inquiry-based learning is a form of active learning that starts by posing questions, problems or sceneries rather than simply presenting established facts or data. In this teaching method, students work as explorers, students create a question of their own, obtain evidence themselves, explain the evidence and justify it. This enhances learning experiences for students and fosters curiosity in them. Inquiry-based learning is designed to teach students a love of learning.

At The Vivekananda School , we believe in an engaging learning experience. If you want to put child on the path to success, call us at: +91 8800 899 805, +91 8800 902 881

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