Multiple Intelligence in the Classroom

10:30 am on Tuesday, November 27, 2012
12:00 pm on Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Photonics Colloquium Room, Photonics Center, 9th floor, 8 Sait Mary's Street
Is the multiple intelligence (MI) theory hype or does it have a place in the classroom? After exposure to MI, Learning Assistants (LAs) taking the pedagogy course have exhibited considerable change in teaching styles and expressed changes in learning habits. Examples of student feedback indicated the need for different teaching styles, and results of successful implementation are reflected in subsequent feedback. This Teaching Talk will expose participants to the MI content of the LA course, including an assessment of MI strengths. To demonstrate how MI can change one’s mental models, attendees will participate in examples of successful classroom exercises. This will be followed by small-group exercises where participants will transform one of the group’s lessons to utilize an MI approach. Tom Hunt, SED