Journey to Excellence

Multiple Intelligence Cautions

Two common mistakes teachers make when beginning to use the theory of multiple intelligences are:

  1. assuming a student should function primarily in his/her area of strength. In other words, all students can develop all intelligences to an adequate level of competency. Gardner (1995) suggests that the MI approach offers a number of entry points to concepts so that learning opportunities are maximized.
  2. creating confusion by trying to include all intelligences in one lesson.
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