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Multiple Intelligences


***** 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 every student absorbed information in precisely the same way. However, those teaching strategies that incorporate the principle of "multiple intelligences" allow each ***** to learn ***** same material in d*****ferent ways. Some students will be best served by learning material visually, others interpersonally, still ***** ***** be ***** served when musical or aural elements ***** introduced in***** the classroom. This paper explores ***** 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 ***** different ways in which the idea of multiple intelligence can be used ***** provide cl*****sroom instruction, one of the most powerful may be to integrate the concept of ***** intelligence and the praxis ***** art education. Participating in the arts - music, dance, and visual art - helps children learn not only about the ***** themselves but also about a wide r*****nge of other subjects.

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

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

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


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