The idea of Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences suggests that there are specific intelligences that are inherent in all individuals. The author, however, suggests that a preferred style may not necessarily be the best way an individual learns. With that in mind, what relevance do you see using the intelligences in your classroom in light of the fact that an individual’s preferred intelligence may not be the best way for them to take in and master new information? Outside of the classroom, what purpose do the intelligences serve in the way you interact with people at work or with friends?
Guided Response: Respond to at least two of your classmates. In addition to responding to your classmates, offer specific insights about how your classmates could strengthen their point of view by offering one to two targeted and specific pieces of advice or suggestions to bolster their idea(s). Be sure also to respond to any questions that your instructor might pose.
Week 3 – Discussion 2
In the discussion post last week, Sir Ken Robinson suggested that schools are killing creativity. Seth Godin also challenges us in his TedTalk, Stop Stealing Dreams: Seth Godin at [email protected], to think about what is the purpose of school. He suggests eight things that will change education and shift our education system, including “there is zero value worth memorizing anything ever again. Anything worth memorizing is worth looking up.” He also shares that “we should measure experience instead of test scores” and “grades are an illusion.” What connections do you see to the ideas that Sir Ken suggested about schools killing creativity? Are Common Core State Standards a help or a hindrance in fostering creativity? How would following Seth Godin’s advice support or inhibit the idea that our students need to be better prepared to compete against others in the global economy? How would this advice inhibit or improve the ability for students to learn twenty-first century skills? Explain your thinking.
Guided Response: Respond to two of your classmates. Begin each of your responses by summarizing your classmates main idea(s) an then offer your perspective and insights. Be sure also to respond to any questions that your instructor might pose.