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Learning Styles and Multiple IntelligencesThroughout our lives we are faced with many different learning experiences Some of these experiences have made a better impact than others We can attribute this to our learning style A persons learning style is the method through which they gain information about their environment Research is going on all over the world to help explain learning styles As teachers it is ourresponsibility to learn about these different learning styles so that we can appeal to every type of learner in our classrooms Howard Gardner has elaborated on the concept of learning style through whathe calls multiple intelligences Gardner 3 Understanding these intelligences will help us to design our classrooms and curriculum in a way that will appeal to all of our students We may even be able tocurb negative behavior by reaching students in a different way If we implement activities that call upon the use of all these intelligences Gardner 2 we will get the best out of all of our studentsSantrock 311 Their grades will improve and they will retain more information for a longer period of time Learning styles can also help us to determine possible career paths so that we can help to steerchildren in the right direction Discovering our own learning styles can potentially maximize our own information processing and teaching techniquesHoward Gardner is a professor at Harvard who has studied the idea of intelligence in a way that links research and personal experience Traub 1 He began speaking about multipleintelligences in 1983 Since then he has won a MacArthur genius grant he has written books which have been translated into twenty languages and he gives about seventy-five speeches a year Truab1 His ideas have been backed and popularized by many groups seeking to reform the current educational system The idea is that we know a child who scores well on tests is smart but that doesntmean a child who does not score well
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