Open to interpretation: multiple intelligences theory in adult literacy education
Series or Serial: NCSALL reports; no. 21
Alternate Document Title: Findings from the Adult Multiple Intelligences Study
Publisher: Harvard Graduate School of Education
Published At: Cambridge, MA
Date Published: 2002
Distributor: Harvard Graduate School of Education
Source Address: 101 Nichols House, Appian Way
Source City/State/Zip: Cambridge MA 02138
Material Type: Research/Technical Report
Intended Audience: General
Physical Media: Print
Physical Description: 117 p
Subjects: Adult Literacy; Adult Basic Education; Adult Students; Educational Research
This report examines the applications of the Multiple Intelligence Theory to adult literacy education. The work of Dr. Howard Gardner describes eight kinds of intelligence that interrelate to form a profile: naturalist, intrapersonal, interpersonal, musical, bodily-kinesthetic, spatial-visual, logical-mathematical, and linguistic. The report describes a study in which adult literacy educators developed and tried MI-based practices. Implications for improving adult literacy education given.
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