After emailing David (the course examiner) he gave me two other questions to consider in regards to Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligences. These were
Did you know that Gardner himself says<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/10/16/howard-gardner-multiple-intelligences-are-not-learning-styles/> “multiple intelligences are not learning styles”?
What might Gardner’s view imply for you as a teacher?
The first question and or statement that David gave me stumbled me a bit. I just assumed that Howard’s intelligences where learning styles. After reading the report I soon realised the difference between both an intelligence and learning style. I had no idea. This therefore changed my whole thinking. As a future educator I know see a learning style as something a student chooses to use or do for example use a blue pen instead of a black pen or reflect individually rather in a group or pairs. An intelligence is now in my mind something that a student can do easily, where they show great power in for example being creative.
This then brings me to the second question I was given. As a teacher Howard’s view has now allowed me to see a different perspective, a perspective where a learning style and a intelligence a different. I must be able to recognise the difference and be able to determine what a child’s intelligence and learning style is when teaching and creating lesson plans.