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Multiple Intelligences


***** all children learn alike: Anyone who has ever taught ***** is aware of this. And yet all too often pedagogical programs are set up as if every student absorbed information in precisely the same way. However, those teaching strategies that incorporate the principle of "multiple intelligences" allow each student to learn the ***** material in d*****ferent ways. Some students will be best served by learning ***** visually, o*****rs interpersonally, still others ***** be ***** served when musical or aural elements are introduced into the classroom. This paper expl*****es ***** concept of multiple intelligence especially as regards the integration of an arts-based education model throughout the entire curriculum.

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It should come as no surprise to us that children - *****d adults - learn in different ways and that we can use different learn*****g styles and ***** kinds of intelligences to help children achieve their greatest potential. While there are a number of different w*****ys in which the idea ***** multiple intelligence ***** be used to provide classroom instruction, one of the most powerful may be to integrate the ***** of ***** intelligence and ***** praxis of art education. Participating in the arts ***** music, dance, and visual art - helps children learn not only about the *****s themselves but also about a wide range ***** other subjects.

T*****ing the arts in schools is both an end in itself - i.e. it teaches children ***** value ***** understand expressive forms of culture - but it can also be a me*****ns to another *****, empowering children to learn other subjects such as math or reading w*****h greater ease and enthusiasm. ***** research suggests the usefulness and importance (one might even argue ***** imperativeness) of ***** the arts in school. With so many states now fac*****g dire financial problems and with arts*****in-***** budgets ***** ***** the very first things to be cut ********** such budgetary crises loom, it is important that we remem*****r ***** arts ***** is not a luxury but in fact l*****s at the heart of the educational process.

Children enjoy participating in ***** *****, and *****en adults see ***** having such a good time it ***** often hard for them to imagine that the children may also be at the same ***** mastering complex cognitive skills, ***** ***** is an artifact of ***** ways in ***** adults conceive ***** learning. For adults, ***** is often associated ***** work and so it opposed to *****able and pleasurable activities. But for children, learning itself ***** a pleasure and meshes perfectly with (***** reinforces) other forms of learning.

This paper argues that education in all ***** the art forms *****nefits children by increasing *****ir cognitive skills: When children engage in the arts *****y are able to access and incorporate many different learning ***** and intelligence factors that enhance not only their learning within the arts ***** but also gener*****y improve ***** verbal and written skills. This paper examines the concept of multiple ********** in general as well


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