Essay - Multiple Intelligences Abstract not all Children Learn Alike: Anyone Who...

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Multiple Intelligences


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 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 same material in different ways. Some students will be best served by learning material visually, others interpersonally, still ***** will be ***** served when musical or aural elements are introduced into the classroom. This paper expl*****es ***** concept ***** 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 ***** ***** - and adults - learn in different ways ***** that we can *****e different learning styles and different kinds of intelligences to help children achieve their greatest potential. While there are a number ***** different w*****ys in which the idea of multiple intelligence ***** be used ***** provide classroom instruction, one of the most powerful may be to integrate the concept ***** multiple intelligence and ***** praxis of art *****. Participating in the arts ***** music, dance, and visual art - helps children learn not only about the arts themselves but also about a wide range ***** other subjects.

Teach*****g the arts in schools is both an end in itself - i.e. it teaches children to value and understand expressive forms of culture - but it can ***** be a means ***** an***** end, empowering children to ***** other subjects such as math or reading w*****h greater ease and enthusiasm. ***** research suggests the usefulness and imp*****tance (one might even argue ***** imperativeness) ***** ***** the arts in school. With so many states now facing dire financial problems ***** 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 is not a luxury but in fact l*****s at the heart of the educational process.

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

***** paper argues that education in all ***** the art forms benefits ***** ***** increasing their cognitive *****: When children engage in the arts they are able to access and incorporate ***** 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 ********** in general as well


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