Conventional school programs tend to place an undue emphasis on a narrow scope of human intelligence, focusing primarily on only two of the eight bits of intelligence identified by Howard Gardner (i.e. linguistic and logical/mathematical intelligence). When learning spaces are designed to accommodate the activities of these conventional programs, they simply function to reinforce this limited understanding of human intelligence and potential.
Instead, learning environments designed to facilitate multiple intelligences are dynamic spaces that help students engage aspects of their intelligence that would otherwise be overlooked. This then fosters a deeper understanding of what is being learned and encourages a more rigorous and holistic examination of the subject being studied.
Related Patterns Learning Studio, Indoor-Outdoor Connections, Agile Lab Space
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- Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences
A link to Howard Gardner’s official authoritative site of multiple intelligences.