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  • MI Basics: The TheoryDownload

    Excerpt: Over the past decade, MI theory has been a popular basis for reform efforts among individual teachers and entire school. Many educators use MI theory because it validates what they already known and do. They believe that their students represent a diversity of cognitive strengths and ways of learning, and they use diverse practice in response. MI theory also is popular because it is compatible with the philosophies and approaches already in place in many schools (for instance, whole language, cooperative learning, hands-on math)...
  • MI Theory to PracticeDownload

    Excerpt: In another white paper “MI Basics: The Theory” we introduced MI theory and the eight intelligences in contrast to existing unitary conceptions of intelligence. This paper bridges MI theory to practice by interpreting its key features into everyday classroom applications...
  • What Makes a School an MI SchoolDownload

    Excerpt: When considering Multiple Intelligences theory for educational practice, one must keep in mind that it is a theory of intelligence; it is neither a specific educational method nor approach. Any application of the theory is an interpretation of this alternative understanding of intelligence, in the same manner that certain current pedagogical approaches are associated with more traditional views of intelligence. Therefore, there is no specific "right" way to apply MI theory. However, we can point to educational practices that are more or less 'in the spirit' of MI theory...