Active Learning Through Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences

Overview

This seminar can be adapted for a range of time: minimum of three hours, a full day, or multiple days. The interactive workshop is based on Dr. Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences which states that all humans are smart in eight different ways and need to be actively involved in the learning environment using these intelligences. Techniques, tools, and tips for identifying and applying the eight intelligences will be featured.

Rationale

Training teachers to be effective in the classroom to reach all students is an essential component of quality staff development. Both student and teacher success in the classroom can be achieved when active learning is used.

Seminar Program

Participants who complete this seminar will be able to:

  1. Identify and define Gardner's eight intelligences;
  2. Recognize personal strengths and weaknesses from the MI Assessment; and
  3. Apply this theory to meet the needs of all students in he classroom.

The seminar format, depending on time available, will include self-assessments, information sharing, group discussions, handout materials, use of visuals, role-play exercises, and a question-and-answer period.

To schedule a seminar, contact John Gailer at the National Dropout Prevention Center Network: 864-656-2675, or via email to jgailer@clemson.edu.