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Some issues and problems

As with all theories in education, multiple intelligences theory has its critics. Some maintain that longitudinalstudies still bear out the power of genetics and intelligence as a fixed quantity. They argue that this theory apologizes for lack of intellectualachievement. Others argue that the ability to measure or test for such intelligences undermines its core assertions. In short, such criticsclaim: "If you can't test it, it's not valid."

Dr. Gardner contests such claims of validity by arguing for a different view of standardized testing that is not biased infavor of only one kind of intelligence at the expense of others. He also notes the achievements of students in non-academic settings and the tragedy ofexclusion that results when whole segments of the population are not served because their intelligences do not have the opportunity for expression.

Implications of Multiple Intelligences for Schools

In terms of Culture it means support for diverse learners and hard work; acting on a value system that maintains that diverse students can learn andsucceed; that learning is exciting; and that hard work by teachers is necessary.

In terms of Readiness it means awareness-building for implementing multiple intelligences. Building staff awareness of multipleintelligences and of the different ways that students learn.

Rather than using the theory as an end in and of itself, multiple intelleigences can be used as a Tool to promote high-quality student work

It can foster Collaboration - informal and formal exchanges - sharing ideas and constructive suggestions by the staff.

It allows for Choice - meaningful curriculum and assessment options; embedding curriculum and assessment in activities that are valued both bystudents and the wider culture.

It employs the Arts to develop children's skills and understanding within and across disciplines.


Index of Learning Styles (no need to fill out the questionnaire - just read the questions) - online only

Multiple Intelligences Reaches the Tibetan Village

Implications for Students

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Mutiple Intelligences Reaches the Tibetan Village

Implications for Students

Inventory of your intelligences


To explore you intelligences, click here . Read the screen that comes up, especially the directions under the title "Explore Your Intelligences" and click on the button at thebottom of that screen that says "Continue."

In this interactive activity, you will see that each person has all of the intelligences in varying degrees. This is intended tobe a fun exercise - answer the questions to the best of your ability. At the end of the activity, a unique "Multiple Intelligences Self-Profile" will begenerated. The results are not absolute indicators of intelligence - they are simply meant to give you the opportunity to learn more about your uniquecombination of intelligences.

Assignment 6: one day of multiple intelligences

GOAL: To apply what you have learned about Multiple Intelligences to one lesson plan to be used in your classroom.

Questions & Answers

what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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