Amy is a new graduate in education who has seemed to lose the hope and enthusiasm in her career due to the lack of communication and support from fellow team members of Park Hill Public School. This blog aims to not only provide Amy, but the general teaching community, with the support and advice regarding teaching practices and resources, the theory on learning and the roles and responsibilities expected of the profession.
strengths are catered for when linking the multiple intelligence theory and
differing levels of Vygotsky’s ZPD in guided and discovery teaching to assist
students to learn. Combining these theories assists students to develop schemas
and learn to transfer information as well as perfecting various skills and
talents they possess (edutopia 1997). Gardner first discusses the seven
intelligences in Frames of Mind, his
first full-length statement about his multiple intelligence theory in 1983.
Gardener names his seven multiple intelligences as: Linguistic, Mathematical
and Logical, Visual and Spatial, Bodily Kinesthetic, Interpersonal,
Intrapersonal and Music. In the later years of his career, due to research and
great consideration Gardner revised his seven intelligences. With
reflection by Gardner there appeared to be three particular potential
possibilities: a naturalist intelligence, a spiritual intelligence and an
existential intelligence (Scherer, M. 1999). He concluded that the naturalist
intelligence merited being added to the list of intelligences (Gardner, 1986).
With the spiritual intelligence Gardener came across difficulties settling on
the 'content' of spiritual intelligence.The unsupported claims with
regard to truth value, 'and the need for
it to be partially identified through its effect on other people’ (Gardner.1999).The final, revised candidate is the moral intelligence. In his research,
Gardner began by asking whether it is possible to define the 'moral domain'. He
suggests that it is difficult to come to any agreed upon definition.
The key principles of the
MI theory are; Pluralisation: That it is important to accept that intelligence
is beyond logical-mathematical and linguistic but is often an individualisedblend of dominant and submissive intelligences that
make each of us suited to particular vocations or interests.Contextualisation:
Intelligent behaviour performs better where the context is familiar and
meaningful to the student and Distribution:
The IM theory is linked to the Vygotskian theory where the interactions
with significant others aids our intellectual functioning. (Vialle et. Al 2008,