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Multiple Intelligences

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Not all children learn alike: Anyone who has ever taught children is aware of this. And yet all too often pedagogical programs are set up as if *****y student absorbed information in precisely the same way. However, those teaching strategies that incorporate the principle of "multiple intelligences" allow each ***** to learn ***** ***** material in d*****ferent ways. Some students will be best served by learning material visually, others interpersonally, still others will be best served when musical or aural elements are introduced in***** 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 ***** - *****d adults - learn in different ways and that we can use different learn*****g styles and ***** kinds of ***** to help children achieve their greatest potential. While there are a number of different ***** in which the ide***** ***** ***** intelligence ***** be used ***** provide cl*****sroom instruction, one of the most powerful may be to integrate the concept of multiple intelligence and ***** praxis ***** art education. Participating in the arts ***** music, dance, and visual art - helps children learn not only about the arts ********** but also about a wide range of other subjects.

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

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

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

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