At the end of this module, participants will be able to:
- Identify the principals associated with various theoretical perspectives relating to learning styles.
- Recognize Howard Gardner's eight multiple intelligences.
- Identify teaching strategies that address individual learning styles and multiple intelligences.
- Indicate the importance of differentiated instruction in the classroom.
Glossary of Key Terms
- Constructivism – The theory of knowledge that suggests humans generate knowledge and meaning from their experiences.
- Differentiated Instruction - A teaching theory based on the premise that instructional approaches should vary and be adapted in relation to individual needs and diverse students in classrooms.
- Learning Style - A combination of individual characteristics that shapes a student's approach to a learning task.
- Multiple Intelligence Theory – Proposed by Howard Gardner in 1983 to more accurately define the concept of intelligence; MI theory suggests that each individual has eight intelligences.